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.

Biennial (and Bipartisan) Water Resources Bill Approved by House Panel

Weeks after the panel muscled a partisan surface transportation bill through the markup process, the House Transportation and...

Webinar: State of the Industry: Freight Rail in 2020

The impact of COVID-19 on consumer-facing industries, like aviation or retail, has received great coverage in the press and in the...

House Spending Bills Freeze FY21 Water Infrastructure Funding at FY20 Levels

The House Appropriations Committee has been releasing the text of draft appropriations bills for fiscal year 2021 every two hours this...

$1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Moving to House Vote Next Week

A $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill, which incorporates a $494 billion, five-year surface transportation reauthorization (backed by a...

Eno Recommendations Reflected in INVEST Act

On June 18, 2020, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee completed an epic markup session of the surface transportation...

USDOT Gives Out Final Installment of FAST Act INFRA Grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation this week announced 20 additional projects that will share $906 million in funding under the...

House Subcommittee Hearing on U.S. Maritime Supply Chain During the COVID-19 Pandemic

On Friday, May 29, the House Subcommittee on the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation held a hearing entitled “The Status of the...

Senate Commerce Committee OKs Bills, Nominations

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a business meeting on May 20 to approve various bills and nominations...

FMCSA Issues Final Hours-of-Service Rule Update

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration this week issued a long-awaited final rule making some changes in the hours-of-service...

Webinar: How Disruptions to Our Transportation System Can Impact Food Supply

Immediate concerns about the ability of the food supply chain to meet customer demand have abated following the initial wave of panic...

Senate Panel Approves Water Resources Bill, May Be Combined With Highway Bill On Senate Floor

On May 6, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee gave its unanimous approval to two water infrastructure bills, which may be...

Senate Committee Leaders Release New Water Legislation

The bipartisan leaders of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on April 21 released draft text of two periodic...

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