The Freight TSI has risen 4.4 percent over the last 15 months, after declining 15.3 percent in the previous 10 months.
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced more than $18.7 million in grants to 11 University Transportation Centers.
Grants of more than $9.2 million will go to seven University Transportation Centers that are using new technologies and developing innovative approaches to improve transportation systems.
Nearly 1,000 construction grant applications for more than $19 billion far exceeded the $600 million available.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has extended the deadline to begin using updated Alcohol Testing Forms to Jan. 1.
Procedures involve testing for Ecstasy, amphetamines, cocaine and heroin.
In 2007, Congress mandated a program to better use waterways to decrease highway congestion and emissions.
Freight transportation services index increased 4.1 percent in June from a year earlier.
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