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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. FAST Act compliant freight plans can be found on the Information by State Web page and by selecting the desired State.
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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INFRA Program
The Infrastructure For Rebuilding America (INFRA) program, implemented under the Nationally Significant Multimodal Freight and Highway Program, is a discretionary grant program that provides dedicated funding for freight and highway projects of national and regional significance that address critical issues facing the nation's transportation infrastructure.
Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants program
The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grants, which is a continuation of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program, in ten 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 512 projects in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have received nearly $7.1 billion for capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure. On April 16, 2019, the Secretary announced the availability of $900 million to be awarded by DOT for the BUILD 2019 transportation grants program.
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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
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.

Talking Freight Webinar for April 26, 2022: Freight for All: Defining Major Equity Considerations in Goods Movement - 4/20/2022
This webinar will discuss initiatives state and metropolitan area transportation organizations have taken to understand the negative impacts...

Effort to Recruit New Truck Drivers Moves Into High Schools - 1/25/2022
The Next Generation in Trucking Association, based in Louisville, Kentucky, is working to increase awareness of truck driving...

Level 4 Autonomous Vehicles Expected to Take Hold in 2024 - 1/25/2022
According a panelist at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), trucks at Level 4 automation may be ready for...

Autonomous, Electric Trucks Show Progress at CES 2022 - 1/25/2022
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) featured progress in autonomous and electric commercial trucks by various original equipment manufacturers.

Electric truck production cutting in line ahead of diesel orders - 1/25/2022
Class 8 diesel-powered trucks take 12 months to clear manufacturers' backlogs and begin building the vehicles, while electric...

CES Panel Discusses Supply Chain Problems - 1/25/2022
A panel at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) discussed how to use and share data to address supply...

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