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Department of Transportation Seeks Input on Freight Movement and Rural Road Investment

January 9, 2020

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is seeking information to help it develop a National Freight Strategic Plan (NFSP) to address the needs of multimodal freight transportation. According to the Department, freight tonnage will increase by 44 percent between 2015 and 2045, placing increased strain on a system that moves approximately 18 billion tons of freight annually across the country via all modes of transportation. USDOT is also seeking information to help shape its ROUTES (Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success) initiative, as 46 percent of the nation’s highway fatalities occur on rural roads and where nearly half of all truck vehicle miles traveled occur. AGC intends to submit comments on both proposals.

For more information, contact Brian Deery at brian.deery@agc.org or (703) 837-5319.

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