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Press Releases

U.S. Department of Transportation Awards Nearly $3 Million to the Metro Washington Council of Governments’ Dynamic Travel Demand Management Project

FHWA 10C-20
Contact: Nancy Singer
Tel.: (202) 366-0660
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today awarded a $2.97 million Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grant to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) for deploying dynamic travel demand management technologies throughout the Nation’s capital region. The ATCMTD program this year awarded grants valued...

U.S. Department of Transportation Awards $2 Million to North Carolina’s Multimodal Connected Vehicle Pilot Project

FHWA10F-20
Contact: Nancy Singer
Tel.: (202) 366-0660
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today awarded a $2.1 million Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grant to the North Carolina Department of Transportation for its Multimodal Connected Vehicle Pilot Project. The ATCMTD program this year awarded grants valued at $43.3 million to ten projects that use cutting-edge...

U.S. Department of Transportation Awards $3.4 Million for Washington’s Virtual Integrated Corridor Management Project

FHWA 10J-20
Contact: Nancy Singer
Tel.: (202) 366-0660
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today awarded a $3.4 million Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grant to the Washington Department of Transportation for its Virtual Coordination Center (VCC) for Multimodal Integrated Corridor Management. The ATCMTD program this year awarded grants valued at $43.3 million to ten...

Federal Highway Administration to Assist States with Innovative Reopening Efforts

FHWA 09-20
Contact: Mike Reynard
Tel.: (202) 366-0660
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced the agency will consider short-term exceptions to the fair market value (FMV) requirement for the temporary use of sidewalks and public parking areas in the highway right-of-way (ROW) as additional restaurant seating or retail space. The FHWA will support States as communities seek innovative ways to safely reopen...

Federal Highway Administration Urges Americans to Stay Focused and Drive Carefully While Traveling Through Highway Work Zones

FHWA 09-20
Contact: Neil Gaffney
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 year’s National Work Zone Awareness Week serves as an important reminder that, despite a global public health emergency, construction is moving forward on America’s roads. Drivers should...

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

FHWA 08-20
Contact: Mike Reynard
Tel.: (202) 366-0660
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 Program for States that choose to permit commercial food trucks to operate and sell food, in accordance with state laws, in designated federally funded Interstate Highway rest areas....

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

FHWA 07-20
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 06-20
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...

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

FHWA 05-20
Contact: Mike Reynard
Tel.: (202) 366-0660
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., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, make repairs to roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods, mudslides and other unexpected events.
“This $653...

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $1 Million for Flood-Damaged Roads and Bridges in Oregon

FHWA 04-20
WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao late yesterday announced the availability of $1 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help repair roads and bridges damaged by flooding throughout north central Oregon. The area, spanning Umatilla, Union and Wallowa counties, is relatively rural, and has limited resources to respond to such a major disaster.
On February 6, heavy rains and snowmelt caused the Umatilla River to flood, causing...