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Press Releases

If you are interested in searching for press releases prior to 2021, please visit our News Archive.

Biden-Harris Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation Announce $172 Million to Improve Ferry Service in 35 States, 3 Territories

President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides historic funding and expands eligibility to better support ferry service

FHWA 26-22
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration today announced $172.2 million in Fiscal Year 2022 formula funding under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to 35 states and...

Biden-Harris Administration Announces All 50 States, DC and Puerto Rico Have Submitted Plans for National Electric Vehicle Charging Network

FHWA 25-22
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – In keeping with President Biden’s commitment to build out a national network of 500,000 electric vehicle (EV) chargers by 2030, the U.S. Departments of Transportation and Energy today announced all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have submitted EV infrastructure deployment plans as required under the National Electric Vehicle...

Biden Administration Announces New PROTECT Formula Program, $7.3 Billion from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Help Communities Build Resilient Infrastructure

In Salt Lake City, Secretary Buttigieg will announce PROTECT Formula Program, alongside Utah Governor, to help communities and first responders prepare for natural disasters and extreme weather intensified by climate change

FHWA 24-22
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an ongoing effort to combat the effects of climate change and address the growing costs...

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $3 Million in Emergency Relief for Roads and Bridges Damaged by Floods in Idaho

FHWA 23-22
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced the immediate availability of $3 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) repair roads and bridges damaged by recent floods.

“The emergency funding we’re announcing today will help the...

Biden-Harris Administration Takes Step Forward to Combat Climate Change, Announces Proposed Transportation Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Framework

FHWA 22-22
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – Today, to advance President Biden’s commitment to combat climate change and bring down costs for families, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for states and municipalities to track and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. President Biden’s Bipartisan...

USDOT Announces All 50 States, DC and Puerto Rico Now Have Alternative Fuel Corridor Designations, Which Will Help Build Out National Electric Vehicle Charging Network

FHWA 21-22
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – To support President Biden’s commitment to building out a national electric vehicle charging network and making electric vehicles accessible and affordable to more Americans, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced the latest round of...

U.S. Department of Transportation Provides $5.7 Million in Emergency Relief Funding to Repair Flood Damage in Montana

FHWA 20-22
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced the immediate availability of $5.7 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief (ER) funds for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service to help repair flood damage to roads and bridges in Custer Gallatin National Forest in southcentral Montana....

U.S. Department of Transportation Provides $65 Million in ‘Quick Release’ Emergency Relief Funding to Repair Flood Damage in Yellowstone National Park, Montana and Wyoming

$60 million for the National Park Service
$3 million for Montana DOT
$2 million for Wyoming DOT

FHWA 19-22
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced the immediate availability of $65 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief (ER) funds for use by the U.S. Department of Interior’s...

President Biden, U.S. Department of Transportation Open Applications for First Round of Funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s New Competitive Bridge Investment Program

Investment will lead to better transportation for families, improve supply chains to lower prices and support American businesses

FHWA 18-22
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – Reflecting President Biden’s commitment to rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration today opened a call for...