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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.

FY 2009 Transportation Appropriations – Senate Hearings

Transcript of hearings before the Senate Transportation-Housing Appropriations Subcommittee in March and April 2008 on the fiscal year...

FY 2008 Transportation Appropriations – Senate Hearings

Transcript of hearings before the Senate Transportation-Housing Appropriations Subcommittee in February and May 2007 on the fiscal year...

FY 2007 Transportation Appropriations – Senate Hearings

Transcript of hearings held by the Senate Transportation-Treasury-Judiciary-HUD Appropriations Subcommittee in March and May 2006 on...

1997 NEXTEA (Administration Bill) Section-by-Section Summary – Part 2

Part 2 of the section-by-section summary of the Clinton Administration's NEXTEA surface transportation reauthorization proposal.

1997 NEXTEA (Administration Bill) Legislative Text Part 2

Text of part 2 of the Clinton Administration's proposed NEXTEA surface transportation reauthorization bill.

FY 2016 Homeland Security Appropriations – House Coast Guard Hearing (Video)

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4KQQWe8VKc[/embed]

1976 Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act – Enrolled Bill Memo

Set of memos from February 1976 presenting President Ford with the views of Administration agencies and officials on the enrolled bill...

1975 (May) Rail Antitrust Immunity Decision Memo for President Ford

Set of memos from May 1975 preparing President Ford to decide whether or not the Administration's forthcoming railroad policy bill...

1976 Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act

Text of Public Law 94-210, the Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976.

Capitol Hill Events – Week of Sept. 28, 2015

Transportation-related committee meetings on Capitol Hill during the week of September 28: Tuesday, Sept. 29 – Senate...

2010 Draft Administration Surface Transportation Bill – Section-by-Section Summary

Undated section-by-section summary of a draft surface transportation reauthorization bill produced by the Department of Transportation...

FY 2015 USDOT Budget Estimates for the Maritime Administration

Detailed budget estimates for MARAD as part of the FY 2015 budget request.

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