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.
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.
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.
Talking Freight Seminar on March 18, 2015: An Overview of MARAD's StrongPorts Program - 3/2/2015
Idaho Lawmakers Consider Gas Tax Increase to Address Truckers' Concerns About Failing Roads and Bridges - 2/26/2015
Transportation Planning to Support Economic Development: An Exploratory Study of Competitive Industry Clusters and Transportation in Minnesota - 2/26/2015
National Multimodal Freight Analysis Framework Research Workshop - 2/26/2015
Freight Systems 2014, Vol. 2: Urban Freight, Hazardous Materials, and Trucking - 2/26/2015
Arizona DOT Launches Web-Based Tool for Commercial Carriers, Drivers - 2/26/2015
03/31/2015 - 2015 Georgia Logistics Summit
United States Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration