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U.S. Department of Transportation Awards Louisiana $5 Million in ‘Quick Release’ Emergency Relief Funding for Hurricane Ida Damage

FHWA 16-21
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 Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) make repairs to roads and bridges damaged by Hurricane Ida.

“The Biden Administration is using every lever at our disposal to help the State of...

U.S. Department of Transportation Awards Colorado $11.6 Million in ‘Quick Release’ Emergency Relief Funding for I-70 Glenwood Canyon Mudslides

FHWA 15-21
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 $11.6 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) make repairs to Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon damaged by mudslides. I-70 is a critical connection for people and freight between Western Colorado and the rest of the...

U.S. Department of Transportation Awards the District of Columbia $1 Million in ‘Quick Release” Emergency Relief Funding for Destroyed DC-295 Pedestrian Bridge

FHWA 14-21
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 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) cover some of the costs associated with the Lane Place Bridge over Route 295 that collapsed last month when a truck hit the bridge.

“We're proud to support the...

FHWA Accepting Applications for Accelerated Innovative Deployment Grants

FHWA 13-21
Contact: Neil Gaffney
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced that up to $10 million in grants will be made available through a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for FHWA’s Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration Program. The funds are used to promote the deployment of proven innovations that can deliver road and bridge projects more cost-effectively among...

FHWA Announces $60 Million for Transportation Technology Grants With Focus on Equity, Environment and Economic Opportunity

FHWA 12-21
Contact: Nancy Singer
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)  published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for $60 million in Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment Program (ATCMTD) grants to fund new technologies that improve transportation systems.

The ATCMTD has different focus areas each year and, this year for the first time, includes...

FHWA Provides $5.6 Million to Accelerate Innovative Highway Projects in Seven States

FHWA 11-21
Contact: Neil Gaffney
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced more than $5.6 million in Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration program grants to help seven states make the most of limited resources. The program allows states to bring projects to fruition in a more cost-effective way by using innovative practices. Alabama, Arizona, Michigan, New...

FHWA Commemorates 50 Years of Bridge Safety

FHWA 10-21
Contact: Nancy Singer
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – This week, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) observed the 50th anniversary of its National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS), the basis for the federal program that helps to protect nearly 620,000 bridges across the country.

“For a half-century, NBIS standards have been at the core of federal infrastructure safety efforts,” Acting Federal Highway...

Work Zone Fatalities at Highest Level Since 2006, New Data Show

FHWA 09-21
Contact: Neil Gaffney
Tel: 202-366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) joined state Departments of Transportation and other organizations nationwide today to urge drivers to keep highway workers safe as construction activities increase. They also urged the public to wear orange on April 28 for a national “Go Orange” Day to show their support for highway workers.

In 2019, the most recent...

FHWA Greenlights Environmental Assessment for New York City’s Proposed Congestion Pricing Plan

FHWA 08-21
Contact: Doug Hecox
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – In a letter sent today to New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) determined that an Environmental Assessment (EA) is the appropriate next step for the New York City Congestion Pricing project, which would manage Midtown traffic congestion using...

Half-Million Emergency Responders Finish FHWA’s ‘Traffic Incident Management’ Training

FHWA 07-21
Contact: Nancy Singer
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) officials announced today that 500,000 emergency responders have completed the specialized National Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Responder Training. This milestone reflects nearly a decade of efforts to improve safety for those on the scene at roadway crashes and represents the agency’s continued progress toward its goal of training one million first responders....