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.

USDOT Announces 20 More INFRA Grants for FY19

July 25, 2019 Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced the recipients of the fiscal year 2019 round of INFRA grant...

House T&I Approves Coast Guard Authorization, Amtrak Vaping Ban

This week, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved a two-year Coast Guard reauthorization bill and a bill...

House Hearing Examines Rail Workforce Issues

At the June 20 hearing of the House Railroads Subcommittee on “The State of the Rail Workforce,” witnesses and Democratic members...

Subcommittee Shows Support for Shoring up Short Sea Shipping

June 21, 2019 On June 19, The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime...

FY20 Corps of Engineers Funding Passes House

A $2 trillion package of appropriations bills for fiscal year 2020 that includes the water resources program of the Army Corps of...

$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...

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