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Office of Multimodal Freight Infrastructure and Policy

Office of Multimodal Freight Infrastructure and Policy (OST-F) is a new office within the Office of the Undersecretary of Transportation for Policy (S3) established and funded by Congress to carry out the national multimodal freight policy. Congress specified that OST-F shall:

  • Administer and oversee certain multimodal freight grant programs
  • Promote and facilitate the sharing of information between the private and public sectors with respect to freight issues
  • Conduct research on improving multimodal freight mobility, and to oversee the freight research activities of the various agencies within the Department
  • Assist cities and States in developing freight mobility and supply chain expertise
  • Liaise and coordinate with other Federal departments and agencies
  • Carry out other duties, as prescribed by the Secretary