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The Freight Economy
Learn more about the interconnected network of almost seven million miles of highways, local roads, railways, navigable waterways and pipelines that move food, energy, goods and raw materials to keep citizens employed, communities healthy and the Nation competitive.
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FASTLANE Grant Program
The USDOT recently announced the start of the first round of the Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Transportation for the Long-term Achievement of National Efficiencies (FASTLANE) grant program. The FASTLANE program is a new program in the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act to fund critical freight and highway projects across the country. A total of $800 million has been allocated for the program in Federal Fiscal Year 2016.
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TIGER Program
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants in seven different funding rounds since 2009 for surface transportation projects that will have a significant impact on the Nation, a metropolitan area or a region. Altogether, a total of 381 projects in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have received nearly $5.1 billion for capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure.
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Truck Parking Survey
Truck parking shortages are a national safety concern, and can contribute to safety issues due to fatigued drivers being unable to find parking areas to rest and to drivers parking in unsafe locations such as roadway shoulders, exit ramps, or vacant lots. To address these concerns, MAP-21 required the Jason's Law trucking parking survey, which examined states' capability to provide truck parking, assessed of truck volumes in each state, and developed a system of metrics to evaluate parking.
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National and State Information
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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.

Talking Freight Seminar on December 21, 2016: Completed TIGER Program Freight Projects - Success Stories - 12/8/2016
This webinar will feature discussion about successfully implemented TIGER Program freight projects, both from the overall program point...

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Has Released New Publications - 12/8/2016
USDOT has released ten new reports highlighting its latest research initiatives and findings related to connected vehicles. Several...

Trucks Most Heavily Used Mode for NAFTA Freight in September - 12/8/2016
According to a USDOT Bureau of Transportation Statistics report for September data, trucks carried 64.7% of NAFTA trade...

Making advanced safety more driver-friendly - 12/8/2016
New truck safety warning systems are advancing quickly with the use of cameras and radar but drivers do...

September 2016 North American Freight Numbers - 12/8/2016
USDOT Bureau of Transportation Statistics released its September 2016 North American Freight Numbers that showed rail and air...

National Coalition on Truck Parking Meeting on December 12, 2016 - 12/8/2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation will be hosting a meeting of the National Coalition on Truck Parking on...

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