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.
The Federal Highway Administration has developed the initial draft Highway Primary Freight Network. Maps and tables are available for public review at http://www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/freight/
Learn about freight transportation Web sites and find phone numbers for freight information and services throughout the USDOT.
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.
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.
Eroding Soybean Competitiveness and Market Shares: What Is the Road Ahead? - 9/29/2014
Bureau of Transportation Statistics Releases State Transportation Statistics 2014 - 9/29/2014
South Dakota Prepares 2014 State Rail Plan - 9/29/2014
Vice President Joe Biden Touts Ports During Norfolk Tour - 9/29/2014
Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay Honors Green Freight Industry Leaders - 9/29/2014
Electronic Detection System to Steer Trucks off New York Parkways - 9/15/2014
10/07/2014 - 12th Annual Indiana Logistics Summit
United States Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration