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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.
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.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s 2014 Achievements Pave Way for Promising 2015 - 1/12/2015
Among the list of accomplishments completed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in 2014, several stand...

Quantifying Economic Benefits for Rail Infrastructure Projects - 1/12/2015
The Missouri Department of Transportation has published a report investigating a methodology to better quantify economic benefits for...

Port of Virginia Sets New Annual Record for Container Volume - 1/12/2015
The Port of Virginia handled more than 2.3 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in 2014, a 7.6 percent...

Iowa Rail Toolkit to Promote Freight Rail - 1/12/2015
The Iowa Department of Transportation has developed a rail toolkit to serve as a resource guide geared toward...

Advances in Superload Permit Processes and Practices - 1/12/2015
Administered by the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), the U.S. Domestic Scan Program has released a report...

Talking Freight Seminar on January 21, 2015: The Growth of E-Commerce and Its Freight Transportation Impacts - 1/12/2015
This webinar will discuss the supply chain and freight transportation-related impacts of e-commerce, both from a retailer or...

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