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As the economy grows, so does the volume of freight. Expanding supply chains, just in time deliveries, and increasing competition has made freight demand expand faster than population growth, with over 50 million tons move every day. Freight moves on truck, train, barge, and plane, with each mode responsible for carrying different goods in an interrelated freight network. Federal grant programs aim to target funding to freight bottlenecks and intermodal connectors while also supporting experiments in drone delivery. At the local level, policymakers are placing emphasis on better managing curb space, reducing emissions, and more efficiently using space to deliver packages, food, and other essentials.

2015 National Freight Strategic Plan

National Freight Strategic Plan released by the U.S. Department of Transportation on October 18, 2015.

1965 (Sep. 11) Council of Economic Advisers Memo on Transportation Program

September 11, 1965 memo from Council of Economic Advisers member Arthur Okun to CEA chairman Gardner Ackley entitled "Transportation...

House Highway Bill Update; USDOT Releases National Freight Strategic Plan

Monday, October 19, 2015 - 9:45 a.m. Surface Transportation Bill. The House is moving its surface transportation reauthorization...

Section-by-Section Summary of the House STRR Act, as Introduced

Section-by-section summary of the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015, as released by the T&I chairman...

Eno’s Freight Working Group Meets, Refines Recommendations

Despite being a world leader in logistics, the United States currently lacks a comprehensive national freight policy. Over the past...

What Happens Next With the Surface Transportation Extension?

October 16, 2015 Now that the bipartisan leadership of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has made public the...

MAP-21’s Regulatory Deadlines: A Status Report

October 16, 2015 The 2012 MAP-21 law contained numerous provisions requiring the Department of Transportation issue new regulations....

The Similarities Between the Decline of Commercial Shipbuilding Industry and the Future of the Aviation Industry

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position...

Senate Confirms Cordero to Federal Maritime Commission

October 8, 2015 Earlier today, the Senate by unanimous consent confirmed the nomination of Mario Cordero to be reappointed as a...

Future Of Stand-Alone PTC Deadline Extension Uncertain

October 8, 2015 The White House joined the Positive Train Control (PTC) discussion this week, with spokesman Frank Benenati...

1998 TEA21 Bill Signing Ceremony (Video)

Video of the bill signing ceremony for the TEA21 bill on June 9,...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of October 5, 2015

Wednesday, Oct. 7 - House Transportation and Infrastructure - Subcommittee on Aviation - subcommittee hearing on the impact of unmanned...

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