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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.

Senate Appropriations Hands Out FY 2016 Spending Allocations

May 21, 2015 Like its House counterpart, the Senate panel was forced to work from the revised Budget Control Act total of $1,016.6...

Senate Action on 2-Month Extension May Be Last Pre-Recess Business

May 21, 2015 Today is shaping up to be a very long day in the United States Senate, and passage of a two-month extension of Highway...

House Panel Approves FY16 USDOT Budget

May 14, 2015 The House Appropriations Committee yesterday approved the fiscal 2016 appropriations bill for the Department of...

House Committee Approves FY16 Homeland Appropriations Bill

July 15, 2015 The House Appropriations Committee yesterday by a 32 to 17 vote gave its approval to the fiscal year 2016...

House Passes FY16 Corps of Engineers Funding

May 6, 2015 The House of Representatives passed the fiscal 2016 appropriations bill that funds the Army Corps of Engineers water...

DOT Issues Long-Awaited Rail Car Rule

May 6, 2015 Last Friday, U.S. DOT released its much-anticipated rulemaking for shipping crude oil and other liquid energy products...

House Debates, Amends FY16 Corps of Engineers Funding Bill

April 30, 2015 Last night, the House of Representatives debated and amended the fiscal year 2016 appropriations bill that funds the...

Budget Deal Sets Rules For HTF Solvency

April 30, 2015 Congressional budget negotiators yesterday finalized and released the fiscal 2016 budget blueprint that will govern...

House Subcommittee OK’s $71.5 Billion FY16 USDOT Budget

April 30, 2015 A House appropriations subcommittee today approved a draft bill making available $71.5 billion in spending authority...

Foxx Defends DOT FY16 Budget Before Senate Appropriators

April 22, 2015 U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx defended his department’s fiscal year 2016 budget request before a...

House Subcommittee OK’s FY16 Corps of Engineers Water Project Budget

April 16, 2015 Earlier today, a House subcommittee approved a bill providing $5.6 billion in appropriations for the water resources...

House-Senate FY16 Budget Talks Begin

April 16, 2015 House-Senate negotiations on the fiscal 2016 budget blueprint have begun in earnest, with the House appointing a team...

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