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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. New Item 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 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. The program creates opportunities for all levels of government and the private sector to fund infrastructure and it allows States, Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), local governments, tribal governments, special purpose districts and public authorities (including port authorities), and other parties to apply for funding to complete projects that improve safety and hold the greatest promise to eliminate freight bottlenecks and improve critical freight movements.
Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants program
BUILD-TIGER Programs
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.

US Gulf ports to offer liquefied natural gas fueling option for ships - 9/9/2021
Ports in New Orleans, Louisiana and Galveston, Texas will soon offer liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling for ships;...

Ports on Both Coasts Report Strong July Numbers - 9/9/2021
Year-over-year trade volumes at ports on the East and West coasts increased in July 2021 compared to July...

Podcast: Roundabout: 2021 Midyear Review - 9/9/2021
This podcast discusses the current state of the trucking industry, including cold storage, automation, electrification, and machine learning,...

Tight Supply of Truckers Leaves A Few Gas Stations Dry - 9/9/2021
In Colorado, Iowa, and the Pacific Northwest, gas stations are experiencing periodic fuel outages, despite adequate fuel supplies;...

Cargo airlines cancel hundreds of China flights amid COVID outbreak - 9/9/2021
New restrictions in response to a recent spike in COVID-19 infections in China have forced airlines to cancel...

Smart City Tech Is Being Built Into Planned Communities - 8/16/2021
New master-planned communities are incorporating urban freight technology into developments, including drone delivery and small robotic shopping carts...

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