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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.

GAO Recommends TIGER Transparency

October 2, 2014 The U.S. Government Accountability Office on September 23 released an audit of the Department of Transportation’s...

1982 STAA White House Enrolled Bill Memo

Series of memos and letters presented to President Reagan on January 6, 1983 expressing the views of the Administration on the enrolled...

A History of Aeronautical Radio, Inc. From 1929 to 1942

Undated monograph written by Paul Goldsborough.

1998 TEA21 Law – As Amended Through July 1998.

The TEA21 law was enacted on June 9, 1998 but was almost immediately altered by significant corrections and amendments enacted into law...

FY 2016 USDOT Budget Estimates for the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

Detailed budget estimates for PHMSA for the FY 2016 budget request.

FY 2016 USDOT Budget Estimates for the Maritime Administration

Detailed budget estimates for MARAD as part of the FY 2016 budget request.

FY 2016 USDOT Budget Estimates for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Detailed budget estimates for FMCSA as part of the FY 2016 budget request.

FY 2016 USDOT Appropriations – House Hearings on FRA, FMCSA, and PHMSA (Video)

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sQPXiLAYRM[/embed]

FY 2016 USDOT Appropriations – House Hearings on FHWA, FTA, NHTSA, MARAD (Video)

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bybxXhDUi38[/embed]

2005 (Jun. 7) Letter From Sec. Mineta to SAFETEA Conferees

Letter from Secretary Mineta to House and Senate conferees on the SAFETEA surface transportation reauthorization bill defining the...

2012 Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP 21)

Text of Public Law 112-141, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, or MAP-21.

1999 Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act

Text of Public Law 106+159, the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999, which established the Federal Motor Carrier Safety...

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