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.
The Federal Highway Administration has developed the initial draft Highway Primary Freight Network. Maps and tables are available for public review at http://www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/freight/
Learn about freight transportation Web sites and find phone numbers for freight information and services throughout the USDOT.
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.
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
Regional Truck Parking Information System Gets Major Boost with Federal Grant - 2/22/2016
PHMSA Releases Preliminary Results for Plains Pipeline Failure Investigation - 2/22/2016
2016 Freight Summit - 2/12/2016
Cargo Volumes Handled by U.S. Seaports on the Rise - 2/11/2016
Senator Helps Secure Funds to Replace Aging Port of New Orleans Trucks - 2/11/2016
United States Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration