Freight

Issues & Modes / Freight

As the American economy grows, so does the volume of freight. Expanding supply chains, just-in-time deliveries, and increasing competition means freight demand has grown faster than the population. Over 50 million tons of freight move across the U.S. transportation network every day on truck, train, barge, pipeline, and plane, with each mode responsible for carrying different goods in an interrelated 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 managing curb space, reducing emissions, and more efficiently using space to deliver packages, food, and other essentials.

White House Releases Plan to Address Truck Driver Shortage

This week, the White House released an "action plan" for the Biden Administration to address the oft-discussed truck driver shortage...

“Where’s The Beef?” Supply Chain Issues Centennial Recap

Many of the goods imported into the U.S.—all told worth around $3 trillion—rely on intricate, finely-tuned international supply...

Exporters and Industry Representatives Testify at Senate Commerce Hearing on Supply Chain Issues

On Tuesday, December 7, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation’s Subcommittee on Surface Transportation,...

Guest Op-Ed: Rethinking the Truck Driver Shortage

Many major media outlets such as CNN, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times recently reported that the nation's global supply...

Supply Chain Logjam Is Subject of Another House Hearing

On November 17th, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing entitled “Industry and Labor Perspectives: A...

White House Tries to Mediate Supply Chain Disruptions

Four months after creating a White House Task Force on Supply Chain Disruptions, and six weeks after appointing former Deputy U.S....

Webinar: A Model for Next-Level Interstate Collaboration with the Port Authority of NY and NJ

Created by an Act of Congress in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's mission is to oversee the creation of vital...

Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill: Airports and Ports/Waterways

There were many areas of infrastructure (to say nothing of non-physical "infrastructure") where the members of the bipartisan Senate...

Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill: Multimodal Grants and “Megaprojects”

The new bipartisan infrastructure bill in the Senate includes, almost verbatim, the surface transportation reauthorization legislation...

House Panel Approves $8.7 Billion in Corps Water Funding (With $2.1 Billion Taken Off-Budget)

Earlier today, the House Appropriations Committee approved a draft bill appropriating $8.7 billion for the Army Corps of Engineers'...

Biden Signs Sweeping Market Competition/Concentration Order

On July 9, President Biden signed one of the widest-ranging executive orders of his Administration, EO 14036, "Promoting Competition in...

Centennial Institute

Convening Transportation Professionals to Learn and Connect Throughout the COVID pandemic, Eno has been a trusted source of...

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