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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.

Lessons Learned from TIGER Discretionary Grant Program

Lessons Learned from the TIGER Discretionary Grant Program looks at key players involved in the creation and sustaining of the program...

White House Again Proposes Unlikely Cuts in Corps of Engineers Funding

February 4, 2015 Once again, the White House and Congress have a fundamental difference of opinion over how much money the U.S. Army...

Slight Cuts in Coast Guard Budget Request for FY 2016

February 4, 2015 The President’s budget request for 2016 includes a slight cut in the United States Coast Guard budget, from...

Administration Proposes Revised 6-Year, $478 Billion GROW AMERICA Surface Reauthorization

February 4, 2015 President Obama proposed a six-year, $478.3 billion surface transportation spending plan as part of his fiscal 2016...

President Submits $94.7 Billion FY16 USDOT Budget

February 4, 2015 The budget request for fiscal 2016 for much of the Department of Transportation is hard to separate from the...

Foxx Testifies At House T&I On Need For GROW AMERICA Act

February 11, 2015 This morning, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure held a hearing on surface transportation...

Reps. Hahn, Poe Re-Introduce Freight Fund Legislation

February 19, 2015 Last July, while many transportation enthusiasts were closely watching the unfolding drama of...

Commerce Hearing Addresses Transpo Network Performance Issues

February 4, 2015 Last week on January 29, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation’s Subcommittee on...

New FRA Report Details PTC Implementation Woes

August 12, 2015 Last Friday afternoon, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) submitted a report to Congress detailing the...

State of the Union, Other Announcements Preview Admin. Transportation Agenda Including New Bonds

January 21, 2015 President Obama gave his annual State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress last night and once again...

House Passes Compromise FY15 Homeland Approps. Bill With Veto-Bait Immigration Riders

January 14, 2015 The House of Representatives earlier today passed a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal...

New FHWA Analysis Shows Devolution “TEA” Bill Requires $50 Billion in Additional Trust Fund Bailout Money

January 14, 2015 A recent Federal Highway Administration analysis (performed at Congressional request) of the “devolution”...

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