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Transportation Programs | GSA

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).

TMSS 2.0

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

Transportation Links

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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Transportation Programs

School boards of community consolidated districts, community unit districts, consolidated districts, consolidated high school districts, optional elementary unit districts, combined high school ‑ unit districts, combined school districts if the combined district includes any district which was previously required to provide transportation, and any newly created elementary or high school districts resulting from a high school ‑ unit conversion, a unit to dual conversion, or a multi‑unit conversion if the newly created district includes any area that was previously required to provide transportation shall provide free transportation for pupils residing at a distance of one and one‑half miles or more from any school to which they are assigned for attendance maintained within the district, except for those pupils for whom the school board shall certify to the State Board of Education that adequate transportation for the public is available.

Each school board may provide free transportation for any pupil residing within 1 1/2 miles from the school attended where conditions are such that walking, either to or from the school to which a pupil is assigned for attendance or to or from a pick-up point or bus stop, constitutes a serious hazard to the safety of the pupil due to either (i) vehicular traffic or rail crossings or (ii) a course or pattern of criminal activity, as defined in Section 10 of the Illinois Streetgang Terrorism Omnibus Prevention Act. Such transportation shall not be provided if adequate transportation for the public is available. The determination as to what constitutes a serious safety hazard shall be made by the school board, in accordance with guidelines promulgated by the Illinois Department of Transportation regarding vehicular traffic or rail crossings or in accordance with guidelines regarding a course or pattern of criminal activity, as determined by the local law enforcement agency, in consultation with the State Superintendent of Education.

The Department of Transportation shall review the findings of the school board concerning vehicular traffic or rail crossings and shall approve or disapprove the school board’s determination that a serious safety hazard exists within 30 days after the school board submits its findings to the Department of Transportation. The State Board of Education, in consultation with the local law enforcement agency, shall review the findings of the school board concerning a course or pattern of criminal activity and shall approve or disapprove the school board’s determination that a serious safety hazard exists within 30 days after the school board submits its findings to the State Board. The school board shall annually review the conditions and determine whether or not the hazardous conditions remain unchanged.

The school board of any school district that provides any school bus or conveyance for transporting pupils to and from the public schools shall afford transportation, without cost, for children who attend any school other than a public school, who reside at least 1 1/2 miles from the school attended, and who reside on or along the highway constituting the regular route of such public school bus or conveyance, such


Programs > Bicycle

​Bicycle Program


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 –
Bike! Charlotte


Charlotte Bikes


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.Charlotte Bikes Final

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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