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Federal Freight Policy: An Overview

The federal government does not have a direct role in freight infrastructure planning and project development. Decisions about investment in public freight-oriented infrastructure are made by state departments of transportation (state DOTs), metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), and state or local entities such as port authorities. Private infrastructure decisions, such as construction of new railroad yards, are largely made by the companies themselves. Congress has long been concerned that state and local institutions have difficulty providing a comprehensive approach to improving freight movement: unlike commuter trips, which generally begin and end within a metropolitan area, freight trip lengths often exceed the jurisdiction of a single MPO or even a state, so action to relieve a freight bottleneck in one jurisdiction may merely shift the problem to another

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Federal Freight Policy: An Overview  [Order No: R42764  Release Date: Dec 27,2012  Pages: 7]

Federal Freight Policy: An Overview  [Order No: R42764  Release Date: Oct 02,2012  Pages: 7]