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Guidance on State Freight Plans and State Freight Advisory Committees
The Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act created new requirements for State Freight Plans and State Freight Advisory Committees. Guidance for both the plans and advisory committees was published in the Federal Register in October 2016. Among other requirements, States are required to create State Freight Plans in order to obligate National Highway Freight Program funds after December 4, 2017.
The Freight Economy
Learn more about the interconnected network of almost seven million miles of highways, local roads, railways, navigable waterways and pipelines that move food, energy, goods and raw materials to keep citizens employed, communities healthy and the Nation competitive.
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FASTLANE Grant Program
The USDOT recently announced the start of the first round of the Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Transportation for the Long-term Achievement of National Efficiencies (FASTLANE) grant program. The FASTLANE program is a new program in the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act to fund critical freight and highway projects across the country. A total of $800 million has been allocated for the program in Federal Fiscal Year 2016.
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TIGER Program
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants in seven different funding rounds since 2009 for surface transportation projects that will have a significant impact on the Nation, a metropolitan area or a region. Altogether, a total of 381 projects in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have received nearly $5.1 billion for capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure.
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Truck Parking Survey
Truck parking shortages are a national safety concern, and can contribute to safety issues due to fatigued drivers being unable to find parking areas to rest and to drivers parking in unsafe locations such as roadway shoulders, exit ramps, or vacant lots. To address these concerns, MAP-21 required the Jason's Law trucking parking survey, which examined states' capability to provide truck parking, assessed of truck volumes in each state, and developed a system of metrics to evaluate parking.
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National and State Information
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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.

BTS Statistics Release: December 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) - 2/14/2017
The Federal Highway Administration Bureau of Transportation Statistics (FHWA BTS) released the updated December 2016 Freight Transportation Services...

P3 Toolkit - 2/14/2017
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has published an updated Public-Private Partnership (P3) Toolkit. P3s are "contractual agreements formed...

Intended Strategies to Address Emerging Freight and Delivery Challenges in New York City - 2/14/2017
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and Department of Transportation released a report documenting: changes...

FHWA Oversight of State Transportation Improvement Programs - 2/14/2017
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has determined the $40 billion per year Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) requires...

Final Stage of MC Number Rule Suspended - 2/14/2017
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has suspended regulations requiring carriers to submit required "registration and biennial update...

DOT Five-Year RD&T Strategic Plan (FY 2017-2021) - 2/3/2017
The United Stated Department of Transportation has released its Research, Development, and Technology Strategic Plan, FY 2017-2021. The...

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