NFAC Recommendations to Improve the National Freight System

Mid-America Freight Coalition 

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 of data and research.  The NFAC also proposed exploring ways to improve collaboration for multijurisdictional freight planning, developing goals related to freight safety, and addressing workforce development needs as the Department develops the National Freight Strategic Plan.

Read the report.

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