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.

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...

Final FY19 Homeland Bill Increases TSA, Coast Guard Operational Budgets

February 15, 2019 The final fiscal 2019 appropriations package that passed Congress yesterday appropriates a net $49.4 billion for...

House T&I Kicks Off 2019 With Infrastructure Hearing

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee of the 116thCongress formally kicked off its work yesterday with a marathon...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of February 11, 2019

Wednesday, February 13 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Aviation – subcommittee hearing on the impact...

Transportation and Infrastructure in the State of the Union Address, 1999-2018

February 4, 2019 As we all await President Trump's State of the Union address tomorrow, it is worth looking back at the times that...

FHWA Nominee Enjoys Positive Reception at Confirmation Hearing

January 31, 2019 After more than two years without a Federal Highway Administrator, a confirmation hearing was held on Tuesday for...

CBO Estimates Future Transportation Excise Tax Yields Increasing

January 31, 2019 Yesterday's release of the annual Budget and Economic Outlook by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office...

How Much Money Would a Gas Tax Increase Raise?

January 31, 2019 This week's release of the annual Budget and Economic Outlook by the Congressional Budget Office also included...

CBO Issues Update of Highway Trust Fund Forecast

January 28, 2019 Earlier today, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released its annual Budget and Economic Outlook, this...

As Coast Guard Members Bear Brunt of Shutdown, Agency and Congress Seek Way Out

January 24, 2019 Tens of thousands of members of the U.S. Coast Guard continue to go without pay while the partial government...

Is the Federal-Aid Highway Program Compatible With the “Green New Deal?”

January 25, 2019 The Democratic takeover of the House of Representatives has energized progressives, and many are choosing to spend...

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