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.

$326M in FY18 CRISI Grants Include Mobile to New Orleans Amtrak Restoration

This week, the Federal Railroad Administration announced that it had selected projects to receive $326 million in railroad grants from...

DOT Requests Applications for $293 Million in Port Improvement Funding

June 14, 2019 This week, the U.S. Department of Transportation requested applications for $293 million in port infrastructure grant...

Bipartisan Deal Struck for Bill With $5.8 Billion in Emergency Transportation and Infrastructure Funding

Yesterday afternoon, Congressional leaders struck a deal with President Trump to expedite a $19.1 billion of disaster relief aid for...

Transportation Opportunities for a Green New (Infrastructure) Deal

May 23, 2019 Last week, transportation and infrastructure professionals convened around the country to discuss priorities for a...

Op-Ed: When Investing in Infrastructure, Invest in Freight

The lesson from the 2019 Infrastructure Week is that throwing money at the problem is not enough. Panel discussions, speeches, and...

Op-Ed: When Investing in Infrastructure, Invest in Freight

May 17, 2019 The lesson from the 2019 Infrastructure Week is that throwing money at the problem is not enough. Panel discussions,...

House Appropriators Boost FY20 Water Infrastructure Funding +$600m Over Last Year

This week, the House Appropriations Committee released the text of the two draft fiscal 2020 general appropriations bills that fund...

T&I Leaders Introduce New Harbor Maintenance Funding Bill

May 3, 2019 This week, the bipartisan leadership of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee introduced a bill (H.R....

House Hearing Pushes Case For Unlocking Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund

April 12, 2019 An April 10 hearing before the House Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee discussed waterborne transportation...

Disaster Relief Bill With HMTF Fix Delayed

A provision taking future Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund taxes and spending effectively "off-budget" has been delayed as the larger...

PHMSA Faces Pressure From Congress to Implement Pipeline Safety Mandates

The House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials met April 2, 2019, for a hearing entitled “Pipeline Safety:...

The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Markup: Funding Safe and Resilient Transportation Systems

March 28, 2019 The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee met March 27th to consider eight bills in a markup session: H.R....

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