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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.

Customs and Border Protection Review Progress on Northern Border Trade and Security Initiatives - 10/15/2014
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently delivered an update on border trade and security for the American/Canadian border....

Officials Sign Partnership Agreement for Port of Savannah Harbor Deepening - 10/15/2014
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Georgia Department of Transportation, and the Georgia Ports Authority have signed...

Truck-Rail Intermodal Toolkit: User Manual - 10/15/2014
Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have developed a truck-rail intermodal toolkit to assist planners with...

Retailers Seek Port Labor Accord to Avoid Holiday Delays - 10/15/2014
Retailers are concerned that the on-going negotiations between workers and management of West Coast ports may affect shipments...

Talking Freight Seminar on October 15, 2014: Sustainability Strategies for Addressing Freight Transportation-Related Air Quality Impacts - 10/7/2014
This webinar will discuss freight carriers and shippers initiatives to address supply chain air emissions, and will consider...

Help the USDOT Identify Projects of National and Regional Significance (PNRS) - 10/2/2014
In the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, Congress asked USDOT to work with stakeholders...

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