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Press Releases

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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 Releases First-Ever National Strategy to Accelerate Deployment of Zero-Emission Infrastructure for Freight Trucks

Landmark Strategy Will Build on New National Electric Vehicle Freight Corridors Designated by the Federal Highway Administration and Advance the President’s Clean Transportation Goal to Decarbonize the Freight Sector to Improve Our Communities, the Environment, and the Economy

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

Washington, D.C. – The Biden-Harris...

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...

Biden-Harris Administration Takes Major Step to Boost Domestic Manufacturing in Transportation, Create Good-Paying American Jobs

Proposed rule would end longstanding Buy America waiver for manufactured products in federal-aid highway projects

FHWA 07-24
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON- The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) today to discontinue its general waiver of Buy America requirements for...

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Request for Information on Updating Federal Standards for EV Charging

RFI seeks input on how new technologies and innovations can be incorporated into federal standards for EV charging to keep up with consumer and market demand

FHWA 06-24
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s work to build out a convenient, reliable, and made-in-America national network of EV chargers, the U.S....

Biden-Harris Administration Opens First Round of Applications for $250 Million to Reduce Traffic in Urban Areas

New competitive grant program under Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to help cut traffic and pollution on America’s roadways

FHWA 05-24
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON- The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration announced today a new Bipartisan Infrastructure Law program that makes $250 million available, over five years, in...

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $1.2 Million in ‘Quick Release’ Emergency Relief Funding to Repair Vermont’s Bridge 129 Destroyed by Truck Fire

FHWA 04-24
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced today the immediate availability of $1.2 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief (ER) funds for the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans). The funds will offset costs of emergency repair work to restore Bridge 129 on Vermont Route 14 in Irasburg, which was...