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Press Releases

If you are interested in searching for press releases prior to 2021, please visit our News Archive.

President Biden and U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg Announce Availability of $1 Billion for Local Communities to Ensure Safe Streets and Roads for All, Address National Roadway Safety Crisis

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Provides Dedicated Funding for Safety Projects that Prevent Fatalities, Serious Injuries

FHWA 15-22
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel. (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced that the application process is now open for communities of all sizes to apply for $1 billion in Fiscal Year 2022 funding to help them ensure...

FHWA Announces Increased Funding for Bridges and Updates Bridge Inspection Standards

FHWA 14-22
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced an additional $1.14 billion in formula funding for bridge repair and replacement.

The $1.14 billion in funding for bridge replacement and rehabilitation was provided by the Department of Transportation Appropriations Act, 2022 and complements the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s focus on...

FHWA Highlights Actions to Tackle Climate Change with New Programs and Historic Funding Under President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

FHWA 13-22
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today highlighted a variety of actions the agency is taking to protect the environment and combat climate change as part of a suite of announcements to celebrate Earth Day 2022. These include new programs and funding under President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law...

President Biden, USDOT Announce New Guidance and $6.4 Billion to Help States Reduce Carbon Emissions Under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Key program will fund projects that help fight climate change and save Americans money on gas

FHWA 12-22
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration today announced a new program that unlocks $6.4 billion in formula funding for states and localities over five years. The new Carbon Reduction...

During National Work Zone Awareness Week, FHWA Highlights Safety Efforts Under President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Protect Road Construction Crews and Drivers

FHWA 11-22
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON –The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration today highlighted the importance of protecting highway construction workers, who will be doing more work repairing and replacing roads and bridges thanks to record funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week...

FHWA Announces New Guidance, Increased Funding for Infrastructure Program that Helps States and Communities Create Safer, More Walkable Streets

President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law nearly doubles funding for Transportation Alternatives, which supports projects from Safe Routes to School to bicycle infrastructure

FHWA 10-22
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced new guidance and increased funding that can help state and local governments...

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $10 Million to Help Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses Compete for Federal Highway Contracts

FHWA 09-22
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced $10 million in funding from the Fiscal Year 2021 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise/Supportive Services (DBE/SS) program to help eligible small businesses compete for federal highway contracts in 45 states, as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S...

FHWA Announces First Availability of National Scenic Byways Program Funding Since 2012

FHWA 08-22
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) that allows states and federally recognized Tribes to apply for $22 million in grants through FHWA’s National Scenic Byways Program (NSBP). The program funds improvements, such as byway facilities, safety improvements,...

Federal Highway Administration Details Efforts to Advance Complete Streets Design Model, Improve Safety for All Road Users in Report to Congress

FHWA 07-22
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today released a report to Congress detailing the agency’s commitment to advance widespread implementation of the Complete Streets design model to help improve safety and accessibility for all users. The report identifies five overarching opportunity areas that will inform FHWA as it moves ahead with its...

President Biden and U.S. Department of Transportation Announce $1.14 Billion for Puerto Rico and U.S. Territories

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law delivers over 14% increase in funding to repair and rebuild roads and bridges

FHWA 06-22
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – President Biden and the U.S. Department of Transportation today announced more than $1.14 billion to repair and rebuild roads and bridges in Puerto Rico and four U.S. territories – American Samoa, the...