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2016 Freight Summit
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.
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Final 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.

TIGER Works for America - 6/16/2016
The TIGER Discretionary Grant program, currently in its eighth year, has thus far received 337 applications totaling $9.3...

Governor Cuomo Announces $16.3 Million in Rail Infrastructure Improvements Statewide - 6/16/2016
On June 7, 2016, Governor Cuomo announced $16.3 million to fund rail and port improvement projects under the...

Port of New Orleans Posts Record Growth - 6/16/2016
In a recent press release, Port officials proclaimed that 50,974 twenty-foot-equivalent units (TEU) moved through the Port of...

Four States Sign Pact to Create I-10 Corridor Coalition - 6/16/2016
During the peer exchange that took place on June 2, 2016, transportation leaders in four states created a...

Fighting Border Congestion with Innovative Technology - 6/16/2016
The Federal Highway Administration awarded $256,470 in grants to reduce delays at U.S border crossings in New York,...

Talking Freight Seminar on June 29, 2016: Oversize and Overweight Freight Shipments - 6/15/2016
This webinar will discuss the research conducted as part of NCHRP 08-97, Finding and Using Data to Identify...

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