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2016 Freight Summit
February 29, 2016
Improving the nation's freight network is a key priority for the U.S. Department of Transportation. During the 2016 Freight Summit, participants will have an opportunity to share insights on the future of freight movement in America, including freight provisions in the FAST Act and the draft National Freight Strategic Plan.
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Final 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.

Federal Railroad Administration Awards Louisiana $1.1 Million to Increase Safety at Rail Crossings Along 6-Mile Route in Baton Rouge - 2/22/2016
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has awarded $1.1 million to the state of Louisiana to upgrade and increase...

Regional Truck Parking Information System Gets Major Boost with Federal Grant - 2/22/2016
A recent $25 million federal grant is helping eight Midwest states develop a regional truck parking information and...

PHMSA Releases Preliminary Results for Plains Pipeline Failure Investigation - 2/22/2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today provided a preliminary report regarding...

2016 Freight Summit - 2/12/2016
Improving the nation's freight network is a key priority for the U.S. Department of Transportation. During the 2016...

Cargo Volumes Handled by U.S. Seaports on the Rise - 2/11/2016
According to a newly released U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's report, seaports are seeing a steady rise in...

Senator Helps Secure Funds to Replace Aging Port of New Orleans Trucks - 2/11/2016
The Port of New Orleans has received a federal grant for important upgrades within its Clean Truck Replacement...

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