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FREIGHT RESOURCE CENTER

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01-01-2016
US Border Communities: Ongoing DOT Efforts Could Help Address Impacts of Intermodal Freight Rail

The House Report accompanying the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2015 included a provision for us to review international rail border crossing times and the blockage of highway-rail grade crossings on the U.S. side.4 This report (1) describes the factors that affect the movement of freight rail through selected ports of entry and the actions taken by federal agencies and others to expedite freight rail in these locations, and (2) examines what is known about the impacts of freight rail operations on highway-rail grade crossings in U.S. port of entry communities.

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08-01-2015
Jason's Law Truck Parking Survey Results and Comparative Analysis

This material documents the findings of the Jason’s Law Truck Parking Survey, which was conducted to meet the requirements of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21; P.L. 112-141) law that became effective on October 1, 2012. The purpose of Section 1401 of MAP-21, more popularly known as “Jason’s Law,” was to address the commercial motor vehicle parking shortage at public and private facilities along the National Highway System (NHS). Jason’s Law directed the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to conduct a survey and a comparative assessment to: 1. Evaluate the capability of each State to provide adequate parking and rest facilities for commercial motor vehicles engaged in interstate transportation; 2. Assess the volume of commercial motor vehicle traffic in each State; and 3. Develop a system of metrics to measure the adequacy of commercial motor vehicle parking facilities in each State...

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08-01-2015
ATA U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 2026

A new report released today by American Trucking Associations projects freight volumes will increase by nearly 29% over the next 11 years. “The outlook for all modes of freight transportation remains bright,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello in releasing U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 2026. “Continued population growth, expansion of the energy sector and foreign trade will boost trucking, intermodal rail and pipeline shipments in particular.” Forecast, a collaboration between ATA and IHS Global Insight, projects a 28.6% increase in freight tonnage and an increase in freight revenues of 74.5% to $1.52 trillion in 2026. http://bit.ly/1InK2Ct

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