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.

House Panel Gives $546M Boost to Water Resources Appropriations

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Eno’s Leadership Awards Reception

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Biden Signs Ocean Shipping Reform Bill

Yesterday, President Biden signed into law a bipartisan bill (S. 3580) amending federal laws relating to ocean shipping. The Senate...

Schedule Set for Possible National Railroad Strike in Mid-September

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House Passes Mammoth Water Resources Authorization by Wide Margin

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US Inland Waterways’ Role in a Global Marketplace

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Senate Confirms Cliff, Coes; Biden Appoints New Port/Supply Envoy

The Senate this week cleared two more pending nominees by President Biden to senior positions in the Department of Transportation: ...

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"Examining other countries reveals the significant advantages that the U.S. inland waterway system brings to exporters, the...

Waterborne Competitiveness: U.S. and Foreign Investments in Inland Waterways

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House, Senate Advance WRDA Bills Authorizing $31B Texas Megaproject

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Webinar: Waterborne Competitiveness: Comparing U.S. and Foreign Inland Waterways

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