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Current News

TIGER Grants
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.
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.

Talking Freight Seminar on May 20, 2015: Improving Freight System Performance in Metropolitan Areas - 5/13/2015
This webinar will discuss different approaches to improving freight movements in urban areas, particularly focusing on the findings...

FHWA Providing Funds for Freight Movement Pilot Programs - 5/8/2015
The Federal Highway Administration announced the availability of up to $200,000 in research funds to pilot the implementation...

Secretary Foxx Designates Three Marine Highway Projects - 5/8/2015
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has designated three new Marine Highway Projects. A marine highway project is a...

With DOT support, American shipyard launches world's first LNG-powered container ship - 5/8/2015
The world's first Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) powered container ship was commissioned this week by TOTE Maritime, and...

BTS Releases February 2015 North American Freight Numbers - 5/8/2015
The TransBorder Freight Data released April 22, 2015 by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics...

DOT Agencies Take Coordinated Actions to Increase the Safe Transportation of Energy Products - 5/8/2015
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced with its agencies, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Pipeline and...

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