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.
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.
Florida is Poised to Benefit from New Intermodal Centers - 10/27/2014
Freight Data Architecture Business Process, Logical Data Model, and Physical Data Model - 10/27/2014
Federal Railroad Administration Eliminates One of the Nation's Largest Rail Chokepoints in Chicago - 10/27/2014
Iowa Statewide Heavy-Truck Crash Assessment - 10/27/2014
Great Lakes Ports Rebound to Pre-recession Levels - 10/27/2014
Retailers Seek Port Labor Accord to Avoid Holiday Delays - 10/15/2014
01/29/2015 - 2015 Shifting International Trade Routes
United States Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration