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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.

Improvements to Data-Driven Oversight Could Better Target High Risk Carriers - 3/27/2015
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) goal is to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving large trucks...

Exploring the Role of Natural Gas in U.S. Trucking - 3/27/2015
The University of California, Davis, examined whether the use of natural gas in the heavy-duty trucking sector would...

Integrated Freight Network Model - 3/27/2015
The University of Kentucky's Kentucky Transportation Center released a case study on their Integrated Freight Network Model (IFNM)....

ADOT ECD continues its mission to provide for a safer Arizona using technology to move ahead in 2015 - 3/27/2015
The Arizona Department of Transportation's Enforcement and Compliance Division is responsible for investigating and enforcing federal and state...

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...

Idaho Lawmakers Consider Gas Tax Increase to Address Truckers' Concerns About Failing Roads and Bridges - 2/26/2015
As weight restricted bridges due to deteriorating conditions have become more common across Idaho, truckers are becoming increasingly...

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