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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.

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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....

Federal Highway Administration Makes $60 Million Available for Advanced Transportation Technologies Grants

FHWA 12-20
Contact: Nancy Singer
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 $60 million in Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment Program (ATCMTD) grants to fund new technologies that improve transportation efficiency and safety.

“These grants promote the use of advanced technologies to address critical...

U.S. Department of Transportation Makes $2.4 Million Available for Work Zone Data Exchange Grants in Preparation for Automated Vehicles

FHWA 11-20
Contact:  Nancy Singer  
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) in Grants.gov for $2.4 million in Work Zone Data Exchange (WZDx) grants to promote the development of shared data feeds on work zones across America’s states and localities. The information would also be available for in-vehicle applications allowing automated vehicles to...

U.S. Department of Transportation Awards $10 Million to Florida’s I-4 FRAME Project

FHWA 10A-20
Contact: Nancy Singer
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today awarded a $10 million Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grant to the Florida Department of Transportation for the Florida’s Regional Advanced Mobility Elements (FRAME) project on I-4. The ATCMTD program this year awarded grants valued at $43.3 million to ten projects that use...

U.S. Department of Transportation Awards $43.3 Million in Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Grants

FHWA10-20
Contact: Nancy Singer
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today awarded Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grants valued at $43.3 million to ten states for projects using cutting-edge technologies that will improve mobility and safety for America’s travelers.

“This $43.3 million in federal funding will advance innovative technologies...