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Current News

TIGER Grants
The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 appropriated $500 million to be awarded by the Department of Transportation for National Infrastructure Investments. The funds will be available for transportation projects across the country under a seventh round of the highly successful U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) competitive grant program.
Projects of National and Regional Significance
Survey on Projects of National and Regional Significance
Section 1120 of MAP-21 requires the USDOT to develop a Report to Congress that contains a comprehensive list of each project of national and regional significance that has been compiled through a survey of State DOTs; transit agencies, tribal governments, and multi-state or multi-jurisdictional groups.
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Draft Highway Primary Freight Network Maps and Tables
The Federal Highway Administration has developed the initial draft Highway Primary Freight Network. Maps and tables are available for public review at
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Freight at the USDOT
Learn about freight transportation Web sites and find phone numbers for freight information and services throughout the USDOT.
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National Freight Advisory Committee
To help the U.S. Department of Transportation promote a safe, economically efficient, and environmentally sustainably freight transportation system, the Department's National Freight Advisory Committee (NFAC) will provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary on matters related to freight transportation in the United States.
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National and State Information
Search for national and state-specific information on freight transportation and related activities.

The following news items were compiled by the FHWA Office of Freight Management and Operations. This is not meant to be a comprehensive list of freight news.

Freight Railroads Say Service Could be Halted Unless Safety Technology Deadline is Extended - 10/2/2015
Widespread disruptions of freight and passenger rail traffic are likely if Congress doesn't extend a deadline to start...

New Bill Would Permit 91,000-lb. rigs with Extra Axle - 10/1/2015
Pointing to productivity and safety benefits, Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI) announced Thursday that he will introduce legislation to...

August Cargo Counts Continue Growth at Port of Virginia - 10/1/2015
Cargo counts at the Port of Virginia's facilities, including Newport News, continue to show new signs of growth....

Darling Updates FMCSA Employees on Top Five Initiatives - 10/1/2015
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Acting Administrator T. Scott Darling sent an e-mail letter to his "FMCSA family"...

AAPA Campaign Urges Congress to Fully Fund Freight Provisions in Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill This Fall - 10/1/2015
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) said its members would push for full funding of critical freight...

Truck Driving and Inspectors Championships Shine Spotlight on Safety Skills - 9/9/2015
For four days every August, approximately 450 of the trucking industry's safest and most skilled drivers -along with...

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