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Press Releases

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

Federal Highway Administration Announces Kristin White as Deputy Administrator

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced Kristin White as FHWA Deputy Administrator. Ms. White has served as FHWA Chief Counsel since July 2023, playing a pivotal role in advising FHWA senior leadership and staff in advancing key FHWA programs and initiatives as part of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

“Throughout her...

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $3 Million in ‘Quick Release’ Emergency Relief Funding for I-95 Repairs After Truck Fire in Norwalk, Connecticut

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 for the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT). The funds will be used to offset costs to reconstruct the Fairfield Avenue bridge over Interstate 95 (I-95), damaged in a gas...

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Uniform Act Final Rule with Enhanced Protections, Assistance for People Affected by Federally-Funded Projects

First update in almost 20 years makes important changes to help those displaced or otherwise impacted such as raising benefit levels to account for inflation

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

WASHINGTON – The Biden-Harris Administration today announced a final rule to update the government-wide Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of...

FHWA Highlights Efforts to Reduce Pollution, Combat Climate Change, and Improve Resiliency in Communities Nationwide

Biden-Harris Administration advances climate goals through recent infrastructure projects.

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

WASHINGTON – In recognition of Earth Month 2024, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) celebrated several recent actions of the Biden-Harris Administration to advance climate goals through historic investments...

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $150 Million in Grants to Help Reduce Truck Air Pollution Near America’s Ports

As a part of the President’s Investing in America agenda, 16 projects in 11 states and Puerto Rico to receive grants that will reduce air pollution at ports and surrounding communities

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

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration is announcing $148 million in grants to 11 states and Puerto Rico under...

FHWA Underscores its Commitment to Workers and Other Vulnerable Road Users, Calls for Safer Driving during National Work Zone Awareness Week

FHWA 12-24
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – As construction season ramps up, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is urging drivers to slow down to help prevent fatalities in areas where work crews are on job sites. This comes as the agency highlights this year’s National Work Zone Awareness Week, which runs April 15-19. Speed plays a significant role in causing vulnerable road user and...

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $830 Million in Grants to Make Transportation Infrastructure More Resilient to Climate Change

Funded by President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, new program supports projects to protect bridges, roads, ports, rail, and transit from extreme weather and the impacts of climate change, advances Administration’s National Climate Resilience Framework

FHWA 11-24
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The Biden-Harris Administration today announced nearly...

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $60 Million for Emergency Work in Wake of the Collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore

$60 Million in ‘Quick Release’ Emergency Relief funds are a down payment on Maryland’s initial costs for emergency repairs, design, and reconstruction of the bridge

FHWA 10-24
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – Within hours of receiving the request, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced the immediate...

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $45 Million in Available Funds to Improve Bicyclist and Pedestrian Connectivity and Safety

Applications open for the Active Transportation Infrastructure Investment Grant program, a new Bipartisan Infrastructure Law program

FHWA 09-24
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced today that it has ...

Biden-Harris Administration Opens Applications for $1.2 Billion in Funding to Decrease Air Pollution from the Transportation Sector as Part of Investing in America Agenda

New Inflation Reduction Act program provides funding to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico

FHWA 08-24
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON - As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Investing in America agenda and ongoing work to improve air quality, decrease pollution and tackle the climate crisis, the Federal Highway Administration...