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Current News

TIGER Grants
On January 17th, the President signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014. The bill includes a $600 million authorization for National Infrastructure Investments, referred to by DOT as TIGER Discretionary Grants.
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.

Investing in Infrastructure: State of Wisconsin Moves Forward with Rail Purchase - 8/4/2014
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation and Wisconsin River Rail Transit Commission are moving forward with purchasing a 70-mile...

Economic Study Shows Port of Boston Generates Jobs - 8/4/2014
The Massachusetts Port Authority has published findings from their studying investigating the economic impacts of the Port of...

Proposed Port of Cincinnati Statistical Boundary Re-designation - 8/4/2014
The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is considering a proposal from the Port of Greater Cincinnati...

Creating a More Sustainable Future with the Maritime Shipping Industry - 8/4/2014
New industry standards and innovations in the maritime shipping industry are reducing greenhouse gas emissions and creating a...

National Freight Advisory Committee Issues System Improvement Recommendations, Moves Closer to Strategic Plan - 8/4/2014
The National Freight Advisory Committee (NFAC) has published their report to the United States Department of Transportation that...

Talking Freight Seminar on August 20, 2014: 2014 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals State of Logistics Report - 8/4/2014
This webinar will provide information on the current state of freight logistics in the United States, including some...

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