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Press Releases

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...

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...