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TIGER Grants
TIGER FY 2015
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 http://www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/freight/
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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.

EPA, DOT Propose Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Heavy-Duty Trucks - 6/30/2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are...

R.I. Senate approves bill that would create toll for trucks - 6/30/2015
The Rhode Island Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that would create a new toll on large commercial...

BTS Releases April 2015 North American Freight Numbers - 6/30/2015
U.S.-NAFTA freight totaled $93.3 billion in April 2015 as all modes but air carried less U.S.-NAFTA freight than...

Veterans Transition into Civilian Jobs as Commercial Truck and Bus Drivers in Record Numbers through USDOT/FMCSA Program - 6/30/2015
More than 10,000 veterans and active duty personnel have now taken advantage of the U.S. Department of Transportation's...

Commodity Flow Survey Microdata - Now Available - 6/30/2015
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau released a public use microdata product from the...

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Rises 1.1% in May; Posts 1.8% Year-Over-Year - 6/30/2015
The American Trucking Associations' (ATA) advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.1 percent in May, following...

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