Freight Management Branch
The Freight Management Branch provides a framework for fulfilling the worldwide freight shipping requirements of federal agencies. The program offers rate management services worldwide for general commodity freight transportation. The Freight Management Branch provides:
- Online booking of freight shipments through TMSS 2.0
- Significant savings off commercial rates;
- Over 1,500 approved Transportation Service Providers (TSPs);
- Expert assistance and guidance available from transportation management associates; and
- Standards/requirements of Standard Tender of Service (STOS).
GSA’s transportation management system for freight shipping is TMSS 2.0. TMSS 2.0 an integrated execution solution, providing streamlined transportation management services. TMSS 2.0 supports the life cycle of the transportation process, from order management through financial settlement with US Bank’s Syncada integration
GSA’s Electronic Bill of Lading (BOL)
GSA’s electronic Bill of Lading (BOL) provides documentation and authorization for an agency’s shipments of freight and household goods. For either method, shippers can easily book a shipment online, complete the BOL, and print a single copy to accompany the shipment.
For Freight customers, the electronic BOL is offered in GSA’s transportation management system, TMSS 2.0
For Household Goods customers, the electronic BOL is available in GSA’s TMSS 2.0
The web sites below are used to assist customers in locating transportation-related sites:
Transportation and Logistics Services
The Transportation and Logistics Services meet GSA’s customer needs via a variety of transportation services. Specifically, Schedule 48 provides the following:
- Domestic Express small and heavyweight ground shipping;
- Local courier services;
- Rental Supplemental Vehicle program;
- Transportation consulting services; and
- Ground passenger transportation services.
- Air Charter passenger services
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Bicyclists are an indicator of the health of a city. When streets are safe and comfortable enough to travel by bicycle, and bicycling is considered a normal, routine choice for getting around, that city will earn the benefits of a healthier and happier population.
The City of Charlotte’s Bicycle Program works to make bicycling in Charlotte safe, comfortable, and convenient for people of all ages, abilities and neighborhoods. In recognition of its efforts to improve its bicycle environment, the City of Charlotte is recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community.
2019 Mayor’s Ride –
Charlotte BIKES plan, adopted by Charlotte City Council in May of 2017, is the city’s blueprint to becoming a bicycle-friendly city. Charlotte BIKES provides the vision, goals, strategies and recommended efforts to both expand the city’s physical network of bicycle facilities with a corresponding growth in a culture which recognizes and welcomes the bicycle as a means of transportation for cyclists of all ages and abilities.
The plan was developed with input from Charlotte’s Bicycle Advisory Committee, as well as feedback from the general public and other bicycling stakeholders.
Charlotte Bikes is organized around the 6 “E’s” of creating a bicycle-friendly city.
Equitably implementing bicycle efforts throughout Charlotte,
Engineering safe and comfortable bicycle facilities,
Educating bicyclists and motorists to ride and drive safely,
Encouraging a bicycle-friendly culture through facilities and events,
Enforcing traffic laws to foster safety and accountability, and
Evaluating and planning for an expanded bicycle network and expanded use.
How can I provide input on bicycling?
Public input and participation is essential to the development of a bicycle-friendly city. If you have suggestions for bikeway improvements, we’d like to hear from you. In addition, be on the lookout for the identification and development of bicycle corridors over the coming years. More to follow shortly.
If you’re passionate about encouraging bicycling, there are also a number of bicycle-related clubs and non-profits who would love to get you involved. Whether it’s education or encouragement, kids or adults…there are dedicated individuals and groups making things happen.
If you have any general comments about bicycling in Charlotte, email Will Washam, Charlotte’s Bicycle Program Coordinator, or call (704) 336-2278.
Need a bicycle rack?
Do you own or manage a business in the City of Charlotte? Do your customers have secure and convenient bicycle parking? The bicycle rack partnership program provides inverted-u bicycle racks for businesses located in buildings developed prior to the city’s adoption of bicycle parking requirements (2005). If you think your business may be a good candidate, email Will Washam, Charlotte’s Bicycle Program Coordinator, or call (704) 336-2278.
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