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FHWA 2020 National Work Zone Awareness Week Press Release

 
FHWA 06-20
Contact: Neil Gaffney
Tel: 202-366-0660
Federal Highway Administration Urges Americans to Stay Focused and Drive Carefully While Traveling Through Highway Work Zones
 
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) this week is joining transportation leaders around the country in reminding drivers that safety must always be top of mind when traveling through work zones.
 
This...

Federal Highway Administration Issues Notice Allowing for States to Permit the use of Food Trucks in Rest Areas to Serve Commercial Truck Drivers

FHWA 05-20
April 3, 2020
Contact:  Mike Reynard
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

Federal Highway Administration Issues Notice Allowing for States to Permit the use of Food Trucks in Rest Areas to Serve Commercial Truck Drivers
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today issued a notice to State Departments of Transportation that the agency is suspending enforcement measures under the Federal-aid Highway...

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $5 Million for Flood-Damaged Roads and Bridges in Alabama

FHWA 04-20
Contact:  Nancy Singer
Tel.: (202) 366-0660
WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the availability of $5 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help repair roads and bridges damaged by floods in Alabama.
 “This $5 million in emergency relief funding will help communities in Alabama rebuild critical highways that residents rely upon for daily travel,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao...

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $2 Million for Flood-Damaged Roads and Bridges in Kentucky

FHWA 03-20
Contact:  Nancy Singer/Tel: (202) 366-0660
WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the availability of $2 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help repair roads and bridges damaged by floods in Kentucky.
“These emergency funds will help communities in Kentucky repair vital transportation routes,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.
Starting February 3, heavy rain tracked across the...

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Announces $653.2 Million in Emergency Relief for Road and Bridge Repairs

FHWA 02-20
February 27, 2020
Contact:  Mike Reynard
Tel.: (202) 366-0660
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Announces $653.2 Million in Emergency Relief for Road and Bridge Repairs
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will award $653.2 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help 37 states, as well as Washington, D.C.,...

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $4.3 Million for Flood-Damaged Roads and Bridges in North Dakota

FHWA 03-20
January 24, 2020
Contact: Nancy Singer
Tel: (202) 366-0660 
WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the availability of $4.3 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help repair roads and bridges damaged by flooding in North Dakota.
 Late last year, North Dakota experienced a series of floods due to heavy rains in late summer and fall, as well as a historic October blizzard. The heavy...

FHWA Awards $8 Million to 10 States for Innovative Highway Projects

 
 
FHWA 02-19
Contact:  Neil Gaffney
Tel.:  (202) 366-0660
 
FHWA Awards $8 Million to 10 States for Innovative Highway Projects
 
WASHINGTON – The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced more than $8 million in Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration program grants to state departments of transportation (DOTs) and local governments in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan,...

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $5 Million for Emergency Repairs to Earthquake-Damaged Roads in Puerto Rico

FHWA 01-20
Contact: Nancy Singer
Tel: (202) 366-0660
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced the availability of $5 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help repair roads and bridges damaged by recent earthquakes in Puerto Rico.
 “These emergency federal funds will help repair roads and bridges, and restore essential travel for residents on the island,” said U.S. Transportation...

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $500,000 for Emergency Repairs to Flood-Damaged Roads and Bridges in Vermont

WASHINGTON –The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced the immediate availability of $500,000 in “quick release” Emergency Relief (ER) funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to help repair roads damaged by storm events in Vermont that affected several counties. The funds were approved after being requested by the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans).
“These emergency funds will help pay for essential repairs to roads and bridges in Vermont damaged by...

U.S. Department of Transportation Overhauls Century-Old Rule

Update will give states more flexibility in federally funded highway projects
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today published an updated federal rule to give states more flexibility and choice in which products or services can be used on federally funded highway projects. The change is intended to improve safety and increase efficiency while saving taxpayer dollars.
“This much-needed update of a century-old,...