NFAC Recommendations to Improve the National Freight System

July 16, 2014

The National Freight Advisory Committee (NFAC) has released 81 recommendations aimed at improving the national freight system. The 81 recommendations made by NFAC, now under review by the Department, include suggestions to improve safety and security across the freight rail network, highlight funding needs and challenges, and call for increased streamlining processes and better collection […]

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Rebuilding America

July 15, 2014

The White House recently released a report on transportation infrastructure investment, as well as a plan for increased investments to help rebuild the US transportation infrastructure. As part of this effort to spur Congress to reauthorize transportation funding by September 30, the White House also provided two interactive maps–one for roads and one for bridges. […]

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CFP: America’s Marine Highways

June 13, 2014

MARAD has released a call for projects (CFP) for America’s Marine Highways. Eligible projects should establish new or enhance existing Marine Highway services that reduce landside congestion and increase the use of domestic marine transportation. Proposed projects no longer have to have parallel landside routes. While all applications must be sponsored and submitted by public […]

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Webinar: Using FAF Data in Economic Analysis

June 4, 2014

June 26, 2014 1:00-2:15 PM Eastern This webinar will explore how practitioners in state departments of transportation, metropolitan/regional planning organizations, and other agencies can use FAF data to support economic analysis, such as cost-benefit studies, freight investment scenarios, and other activities. The webinar will feature speakers from Cambridge Systematics and North Dakota State University. This […]

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PNRS MAP-21 Section 1120 Survey

June 4, 2014

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) hosted a webinar on June 3, 2014, to discuss MAP-21’s amendments to the Projects of National and Regional Significance (PNRS) that require the Secretary of the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) to develop a report to Congress that includes a comprehensive list of potential projects by October 1, 2014. Agencies […]

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APAA Applauds the Passing of WRRDA

May 27, 2014

After the passing of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (H.R. 3080, WRRDA) in both the House and the Senate, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) is trumpeting full Congressional approval of the long-awaited and critically-needed water resources development legislation. Kurt Nagle, AAPA’s president and CEO, applauded U.S. Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and […]

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