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State Freight Plans Don't Reflect Uniform Metrics, Expert Says

Lama Bou Mjahed “Performance measures are really critical for freight planning,” says Lama Bou Mjahed. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — State freight plans indicate various levels of detail regarding the ways freight is discussed and measured, according to a transportation expert from Northwestern University.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 16, 2019
Government

US DOT Announces Grants for Small Freight Projects

Intermodal improvements at the Port of Indiana and a replacement for the Rogers’ Rangers Bridge in New Hampshire were among the freight projects chosen to receive federal grants.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 4, 2017
Government

FASTLANE Freight Grants to Be Announced Shortly, Secretary Chao Says

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — The recipients of federal grants designed to assist states to pay for large-scale freight projects will be announced soon, the country’s top transportation officer told a Senate panel  May 17.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 17, 2017
Special Coverage, Government, Business

Federal Transportation Funding Push to Boost Industry Jobs, Fastport CEO Says

McClennan by John Sommers II for TT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The adoption of President Trump’s call for a massive infrastructure funding bill would help promote employment throughout the transportation and logistics sectors, the head of a firm helping veterans to find jobs said at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 23, 2017
Government

Foxx Announces USDOT Received Nearly 200 FASTLANE Grant Applications

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Outgoing U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Jan. 19 that the Build America Bureau has received 195 applications requesting more than $7 billion in FASTLANE grants.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
January 20, 2017
Government

Wisconsin Releases First State Freight Plan

Jimmy Emerson/Flickr

Prompted in part by the FAST Act becoming law 13 months ago, Wisconsin has released its first freight plan, one that emphasizes the state’s multimodal elements.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
January 13, 2017
Government

Rhode Island DOT Eyes Federal Dollars to Fix Freight Corridor

Morrow Long/Flickr

Transportation officials in Rhode Island are looking to access federal dollars to help fix a critical freight corridor.

Transport Topics
December 28, 2016
Business, Equipment, Government

Canadian Carrier Consolidated Fastfrate Begins Cross-Border US Service

Consolidated Fastfrate

Consolidated Fastfrate, a less-than-truckload company headquartered in Ontario, is offering cross-border service into the United States through partnerships with other carriers, the company announced Dec. 6.

Transport Topics
December 9, 2016
Business, Equipment, Government

Fastfrate Investing Nearly $20 Million Into Edmonton, Winnipeg Operations

Consolidated Fastfrate

Consolidated Fastfrate will expand operations in western Canada, spending $10 million to purchase a facility in Edmonton, Alberta, $1.5 million to expand a building in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and $5.5 million to add more than 238 intermodal chassis.

Transport Topics
October 21, 2016
Government, Business

Long-Term Highway Funding Fix Achievable Before FAST Act Expires, Says Rep. Sam Graves

Graves courtesy of ARTBA

The chairman of the subcommittee on highways in the House said he is optimistic Congress will agree on a long-term funding fix for infrastructure projects before a highway law expires in 2020.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 28, 2016

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