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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.

Talking Freight Seminar on April 15, 2015: Measuring Lifecycle Impacts of Freight Transportation Emissions - 4/6/2015
This webinar will examine how the lifecycle impacts of freight transportation emissions for infrastructure, operational, and other types...

Options to Fix the Highway Trust Fund - 3/30/2015
The United States federal government funds highway and transportation spending through the Highway Trust Fund. Since 2008, the...

Beyond Traffic: US DOT's 30 Year Framework for the Future - 3/30/2015
USDOT will host a series of Virtual Sessions that focus on different themes in the Beyond Traffic Framework....

Bureau of Transportation Statistics - 3/30/2015
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics has released the 2014 North American Freight Numbers. The report includes data for...

NCLS Transportation Update - 3/30/2015
The Transportation Update is a National Conference of State Legislatures' newsletter which provides updates on transportation related bills,...

Coordination Between State Transportation Agencies in Multi-State Metropolitan Planning Areas: A Survey of State Practice - 3/27/2015
The Minnesota Department of Transportation sponsored a survey of a select group of states expected to work with...

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