The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 appropriated $500 million to be awarded by the Department of Transportation for National Infrastructure Investments. The funds will be available for transportation projects across the country under a seventh round of the highly successful U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) competitive grant program.
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.
Freight Railroads Say Service Could be Halted Unless Safety Technology Deadline is Extended - 10/2/2015
New Bill Would Permit 91,000-lb. rigs with Extra Axle - 10/1/2015
August Cargo Counts Continue Growth at Port of Virginia - 10/1/2015
Darling Updates FMCSA Employees on Top Five Initiatives - 10/1/2015
AAPA Campaign Urges Congress to Fully Fund Freight Provisions in Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill This Fall - 10/1/2015
Truck Driving and Inspectors Championships Shine Spotlight on Safety Skills - 9/9/2015
10/26/2015 - Northeast Diesel Collaborative 2015 Partners Meeting
United States Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration