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Press Releases

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DOT Announces Historic Bridge Investment Under Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

More than $27 billion to states and tribal transportation facilities to fix an estimated 15,000 bridges nationwide

FHWA 23-22
Contact: Nancy Singer
Tel: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation today launched the historic Bridge Replacement, Rehabilitation, Preservation, Protection, and Construction Program (Bridge Formula Program), made possible by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The program, to be administered by the...

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $1.39 Billion in Emergency Relief for Road and Bridge Repairs - Largest Emergency Relief Funding Awards Since 2011

FHWA 22-21
Contact: Nancy Singer
Tel: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will award $1.39 billion in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help 42 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, to make repairs to roads and bridges damaged by a variety of storms, floods, wildfires and other events.

“Emergency relief funding is critical to restoring vital transportation...

FHWA Delivers Largest Federal Highway Apportionment in Decades as Part of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding

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

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced today that it is providing $52.5 billion in funding to all 50 states and the District of Columbia under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

The $52.5 billion in apportioned funding for Fiscal Year 2022 represents an increase of more than 20% as compared to...

FHWA Publishes Final Rule to Promote Broadband Access in Underserved Communities

FHWA 20-21
Contact: Nancy Singer
Tel: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration  published a new Broadband Infrastructure Deployment final rule that will allow for the installation of broadband during road construction projects, alongside other utilities, to avoid the need for further excavation in the future. Often referred to as “dig once,” this approach can minimize cost and disruption to the traveling public....

FHWA Invites Comment on New Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Programs to Expand EV Ownership and Tackle Climate Change

FHWA 19-21
Contact: Nancy Singer
Tel: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The Federal Highway Administration invites comment on the development of guidance for two new electric vehicle charging station programs included in the recently enacted Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law established the National Electric Vehicle Formula Program to strategically deploy an interconnected network of EV charging stations along highway corridors, by providing...

Federal Highway Administration Unveils Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act `One-Stop Shop’ Website, Publishing Request for Information

FHWA 18-21
Contact: Neil Gaffney
Tel: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has launched a new website designed for transportation agencies, communities and stakeholders interested in learning more about the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law).

“FHWA is committed to providing easily accessible information on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law  as...

US DOT’s FHWA and NHTSA Kick Off Crash Responder Safety Week

FHWA 17-21
Contact:  Nancy Singer   
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and National Highway Traffic Safety (NHTSA) Administration today marked the beginning of Crash Responder Safety Week by spotlighting the training offered by the FHWA for first responders. Crash Responder Safety Week is a national effort to both protect responders who are at the scene of highway crashes and remind the public of...

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...