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.

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...

Monje Confirmed at USDOT; White House Makes FMC Nomination

Yesterday afternoon, the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Carlos Monje, Jr. to be the number 3 official at the U.S. Department...

Senate Commerce OKs $78B Rail-Safety-Multimodal Bill

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee this week approved a $78 billion bill that provides the highway and motor...

Hearing Explores Larger Implications for Exporters in the Midst of an Import Boom

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation held a hearing this week on the...

Hearing Explores What Happens to Exporters in an Import Boom

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation held a hearing this week on the...

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