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.

The FY20 Budget: Transportation Security

March 20, 2019 The President's fiscal year 2020 budget request for the Department of Homeland Security includes proposals for a...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of March 25, 2019

Tuesday, March 26 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Aviation – subcommittee hearing on investment in...

The FY20 Budget: USDOT Competitive Grant Programs

March 20, 2019 What a difference a year makes. In its fiscal 2019 budget request, the Trump Administration requested zero dollars...

The FY20 Budget: Highway Trust Fund Assumptions

March 19, 2019 The details of the President's budget proposal for fiscal 2020 make it clear that, if the Trump Administration has a...

FY20 Budget Again Calls to Cut Water Infrastructure Funding by One-Third

March 14, 2019 The few documents made available this week describing President Trump's budget request for fiscal year 2020 (tens of...

White House Says $200B for Infrastructure Plan Excludes Surface Transportation Reauthorization

March 15, 2019 As part of its limited fiscal 2020 budget rollout this week, the White House once again proposed $200 billion in...

President’s FY20 Budget Cuts DOT Appropriations $4.8 Billion, Meets FAST Act HTF Spending Targets, Keeps $200B Infrastructure Placeholder

March 11, 2019  President Trump has released a fiscal year 2020 budget request today that calls for $84.1 billion in gross...

Infrastructure and Climate Change – Balancing Government Dollars vs Market-Based Solutions

March 1, 2019 On February 26, the full House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing entitled, “Examining How...

Homeland Panel Examines Cyber Threats to Surface Transportation

March 1, 2019 On February 26, the House Homeland Security Committee held a joint hearing to look at ways to secure the U.S. surface...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of March 4, 2019

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation –...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of February 25, 2019

Tuesday, February 26 – House Homeland Security – Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security – subcommittee hearing on...

Senate Commerce Examines Infrastructure Needs

February 14, 2019 Yesterday, Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS), chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, convened...

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