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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.

Transportation Statistics Annual Report - 4/24/2015
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) released the 18th edition of the Transportation Statistics...

Bill H.R.1371 - Safer Trucks and Buses Act of 2015 has been introduced in to Congress - 4/24/2015
This bill seeks to improve the data being used under the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program. It would...

Port of Corpus Christi GROWing Economic Opportunity - 4/24/2015
The first phase of a planned railyard expansion at the Port of Corpus Christi has been completed. Funded...

Work Begins on Boulder City Bypass - 4/24/2015
Groundbreaking for the $318 million Boulder City Bypass project in Clark County, Nevada occurred April 6. The project,...

RAILS: Communication key to avoid deadly crashes, experts say - 4/24/2015
Without proper communication between the rail and trucking industry, the railroads proposed high tech safety system will do...

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...

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