4.3.12 Investing in Freight Transportation Infrastructure

LPDD Recommendation: “Federal, State, and local governments should increase investment in freight transportation infrastructure. Congress should appropriate money to be used by the states to improve rail transportation in ways that will encourage mode shifting.”

Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act

Included the National Highway Freight Program (which funds infrastructure investments directly) and the Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects Program (which provides projects with other forms of grants or credit assistance).