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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.

PHMSA Releases Operator Qualification, Cost Recovery and Accident Notification Regulatory Proposal - 7/13/2015
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today proposed new requirements to strengthen...

Port of Portland Searches for Solutions with Container Shippers Gone - 7/13/2015
International trade routes have changed for Oregon importers and exporters. With the departure of container shippers Hanjin of...

Diesel Prices for Truckers Drop Across the Nation Last Week - 7/13/2015
For a fifth consecutive week, the price of diesel fuel at truck stops throughout the nation continued to...

FMCSA Urged to Expedite Trucking's Risk-Based Enforcement Programs - 7/13/2015
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is being urged by industry groups to step up its efforts...

Plenty of Company in Campaign for Long-term Transportation Bill - 7/13/2015
Congress has only 24 days until America's surface transportation law expires and our Highway Trust Fund crosses a...

Talking Freight Seminar on July 15, 2015: Reshoring Overseas Manufacturing to the U.S. and North America and its Impacts on the Transportation System - 7/8/2015
This webinar will discuss the specific factors that companies need to look at when comparing the pros and...

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