CAGTC-produced a chart showing the share of freight investment over the eight rounds of TIGER. Click here to view the chart.
CAGTC's easy guide to the differences between TIGER and FASTLANE and how the competitive grant programs work in harmony to make critical investments in the freight infrastructure network. Click here to view the infographic.
How the leading 2016 Presidential candidates stake up on infrastrucutre funding and investment plans. Click here to view the infographic.
CAGTC released new fact sheets in 2015. Click here to view data on the benefits of investment in freight infrastructure and the impacts of chronic underinvestment. Contact CAGTC staff if you'd like high-resolution versions of these documents. Click here to learn about the many and varied costs paid by businesses as a result of underinvestment in our nation's infrastructure. Contact CAGTC staff if you'd like a high-resolution version of the Cost of Congestion fact sheet.
On February 10, CAGTC Board Member John Greuling testified before the Senate Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security during a hearing titled “Keeping Goods Moving.” He called on Congress to create a freight program with dedicated funding for multimodal freight infrastructure projects. Read his full remarks here.
CAGTC has developed the next iteration of the “Follow that Freight” series! To see our new brochures, click here.
Wednesday, April 22 is free and open to the public, taking place on Capitol Hill and beginning at 9 am. Thursday, April 23 is for CAGTC Members only. An agenda and additional details will be forthcoming.
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By global infrastructure standards, the United States is living below its means. We’re falling short of what’s needed just to maintain our existing roads, bridges, and waterways, and we’re failing to prepare for any future economic and population growth. CAGTC President and Executive Director Leslie Blakey talks to SupplyChainBrain host Bob Bowman about Washington’s proposals to address this growing problem. To listen to the podcast, click here and follow the link at the top of the PDF.
On May 15, Paul Fisher, Vice Chair, Board of Trustees of CenterPoint Properties Trust and Chair of the Supply Chain Innovation Network of Chicago testified on behalf of CAGTC at a hearing titled "Surface Transportation Reauthorization: Local Perspectives on Moving America." His comments focused on the needs of our national freight system. Click here to read his testimony.
In March, CAGTC released a fact sheet summarizing public comments on the Federal Highway Administration's draft designation of the Primary Freight Network (PFN). Of the 300 original comments submitted to the FHWA, 132 requested route modifications and 168 made policy requests. Borad consensus was reached by stakeholders on the importance of removing the 27,000-mile Congressionally-mandated cap, including freight intermodal connectors on the map and overlaying the PFN with rail lines, ports, navigable waterways, land gateways and airports.
The PFN was called for in Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) and a draft map was published on November 19, 2013 by the FHWA. The FHWA solicited comments from stakeholders and comments were due February 15, 2014. Comments represented opinions from a wide swath of geographically and organizationally diverse stakeholders. Click here to view the fact sheet.
We are a growing nation of consumers and, thanks to a rebounding economy, Americans are experiencing increased purchasing power. Our manufacturing sector is exporting goods to the world’s consumers at rapid pace and our ability to move these goods in a safe and efficient manner is tied directly to our global economic competitiveness. According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, “productivity growth in freight transportation has long been a driving force for the growth of U.S. overall productivity and contributed directly to the growth of the U.S. GDP.” Representing 85 percent of our national economy, our country’s five major economic sectors – manufacturing, retail, agriculture, natural resources and transportation providers – are reliant on efficient freight movement to be successful in both the national and world marketplace. Despite all this, we have ignored the need to invest in our national multimodal freight transportation system. Click here to download the CAGTC fact sheet documenting the need for investment across all modes.
This document was developed to highlight the infrastructure needs of U.S. border crossings in view of increasing trade volumes with our neighbors to the north and south. The goal of this compilation document is to provide an increased understanding of U.S. international border crossings, focused primarily on roads and highways. Absence of rail data and recommendations should not imply rail border crossings are without needs. Ports of entry face significant challenges, including aging infrastructure and an often inadequate number of customs and border protection agents needed to staff them. Border wait times act as a disincentive to border crossers making the trip to the U.S. with each additional minute spent waiting translating to a lost opportunity for both businesses and tourists. These case studies demonstrate that investment in border infrastructure yields high economic benefits and point to the need for a strategic approach by our federal government to foster trilateral growth. Click here to read the entire report.