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Press Releases

FHWA Announces Support for Seven Innovations for a Nation on the Move

FHWA 22-20
Contact:  Neil Gaffney
Tel.: (202) 366-0660
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced seven innovations it will support in the sixth round of its “Every Day Counts” (EDC-6) collaboration with state, local and tribal transportation agencies. The EDC program promotes the accelerated use of tools, technologies and methods nationwide to improve road and bridge projects, reduce cost and shorten their...

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $5 Million in Emergency Relief for Roads and Bridges Damaged by Wildfires in Oregon

FHWA 21-20
Contact:  Nancy Singer  
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced the immediate availability of $5 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help the Oregon Department of Transportation repair infrastructure damage caused by wildfires.
“We hope this federal support will help Oregon communities recover more quickly from the devastating wildfires...

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $1.3 Million for Emergency Repairs to Infrastructure Destroyed by Wildfires in Lassen National Forest

FHWA 20-20
Contact:  Nancy Singer  
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced the immediate availability of $1.3 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) begin repairs to several bridges and a section of trail in and around the Lassen National Forest damaged by recent wildfires.
“We...

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Availability of $70 Million for Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects Grants

FHWA 19-20
Contact: Doug Hecox
Tel.: (202) 366-0660
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for cities and states, Tribal governments and Federal lands agencies to compete for $70 million in Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects (NSFLTP) grants. These will be the second grants awarded under the program, and will help to construct and repair roads and...

U.S. Department of Transportation Awards Louisiana $5 Million in “Quick Release” Emergency Relief Funding

FHWA 18-20
Contact: Neil Gaffney
Tel.: (202) 366-0660
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced the immediate availability of $5 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help Louisiana begin repairs to highways and bridges damaged by Hurricane Laura and Tropical Storm Marco.
“This Administration is committed to helping the residents of Louisiana recover and rebuild in the aftermath of...

U.S. Department of Transportation Seeks Applicants for Railway-Highway Crossings Grants

FHWA 17-20
Contact:  Neil Gaffney  
Tel.: (202) 366-0660
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation today published a Notice of Funding Opportunity that provides up to $50 million in grants for commuter rail agencies working to improve safety at railway-highway crossings. Applications will be accepted until October 26, 2020.
“This $50 million federal investment in commuter rail grade crossing safety will protect pedestrians, reduce vehicle accidents, and...

Federal Highway Administration Proposes New Rule to Advance Broadband Technology in Rural America

FHWA 16-20
Contact: Nancy Singer/Doug Hecox
Tel.: 202-366-0660
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration today proposed a new rule to improve coordination in the use of highway rights-of-way to support the installation of broadband technologies.
“The ‘dig once’ rule will help reduce inefficiencies during highway construction projects and increase access to broadband capabilities for communities,” said U.S. Transportation...

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $11.2 Million in Grants for Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses

FHWA 15-20
Contact: Doug Hecox
Tel: 202-366-0660
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced $11.2 million in grants from the Fiscal Year 2019 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise/Supportive Services (DBE/SS) program to help eligible small businesses compete for federal highway contracts in 47 states, as well as Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.
“Grants like these help small business owners create jobs...

Federal Highway Administration Awards $15.1 Million to Seven Pilot Projects to Advance New Highway Funding Methods

FHWA 14-20
Contact: Nancy Singer
Tel.: (202) 366-0660
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today awarded $15.1 million in Surface Transportation System Funding Alternatives (STSFA) grants to seven projects in five states to explore new ways to fund highway and bridge projects. The program’s goal is to test innovative ways to supplement the federal gas tax and provide long-term support for the Highway Trust Fund....

U.S. Department of Transportation Launches Summit on Pedestrian Safety – Virtual Series

FHWA 13-20
Contact: Neil Gaffney
Tel.: (202) 366-0660
WASHINGTON – Safety advocates will join federal and state transportation agencies today when the U.S. Department of Transportation launches a virtual safety summit with the first of three webinars to discuss ways to reduce pedestrian fatalities on the nation’s roadways.
“This virtual summit will share important information on how everyone can work together to reduce pedestrian fatalities,” said U.S....