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FHWA Proposes More Flexible Design Standards to Repair the Nation’s Freeways and Interstates

FHWA 28-20
Contact:  Nancy Singer
Tel.: 202-366-0660

WASHINGTON – The Federal Highway Administration today published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to allow State departments of transportation more flexibility with design standards to repair the nation’s freeways and interstate highways.

“The FHWA proposes to provide regulatory relief to States to address the immediate repair needs of our nation’s roadways without compromising safety and efficiency,” Federal...

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces First Ever Comprehensive ‘Pedestrian Safety Action Plan’

FHWA 27-20
Contact:  Neil Gaffney
Tel.: 202-366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation today released the first-of-its-kind Pedestrian Safety Action Plan. This effort is being overseen by Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Administrator Nicole R. Nason and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Deputy Administrator James Owens, with the goal of reducing...

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Announces $12 Million for Emergency Repairs to the Brent Spence Bridge

FHWA 26-20
Contact: Nancy Singer
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the immediate availability of $12 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief (ER) funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to help begin repairs on the Brent Spence Bridge which was damaged by a fire resulting from a truck crash on Wednesday morning.

“These funds will help the safe and timely repair of the Brent Spence Bridge,...

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $6.5 Million to Seven States and Pawnee Nation for Highway Innovations

FHWA 25-20
Contact: Neil Gaffney
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced the latest recipients of federal funds to help enhance safety and rebuild infrastructure with cutting-edge innovations that can potentially be replicated nationwide. In this round of awards, Alabama, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, North Carolina, and the Pawnee Nation in Oklahoma will receive a...

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $574 Million in Emergency Relief for Road and Bridge Repairs

FHWA 24-20
Contact: Nancy Singer
Tel: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced today that the Trump Administration will provide $574 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help 39 states and Puerto Rico make repairs to roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods, and other unexpected events.

“This $574 million in federal funding will help states repair and rebuild roads and bridges damaged from natural disasters,” said...

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $460,000 for Emergency Repairs to Infrastructure Destroyed by Wildfires in Washington State

FHWA 23-20
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 $460,000 in “quick release” Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) repair damages from recent wildfires. This funding will help the state address urgent repair needs and restore important transportation links for residents.

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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,” said U.S...

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 hope this...

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...