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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.
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.

Freight Shipments in May 2014 Reach All-time High - 7/15/2014
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' (BTS) reports that their Transportation Services Index (TSI) has...

As Panama Canal Expands, West Coast Ports Scramble to Keep Big Cargo Vessels - 7/15/2014
The Panama Canal expansion will affect goods movement in and around the United States in many ways. This...

Integrating Freight Considerations into Collaborative Decision Making for Additions to Highway Capacity - 7/15/2014
The Transportation Research Board's (TRB) second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Capacity Project C15 has released a...

Online Tool to Calculate Economic, Environmental Freight Costs - 7/15/2014
Researchers at the Rochester Institute of Technology, the University of Delaware, and the U.S. Department of Transportation's Maritime...

Wyoming Seeks Public Input on Statewide Freight Plan - 7/15/2014
The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) is developing a Statewide Freight Plan to integrate freight elements into the...

Freight Facts and Figures 2013 - 7/14/2014
The Federal Highway Administration's Office of Freight Management of Operations has released Freight Facts and Figures 2013. This...

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