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Press Releases

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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...

FHWA Announces $729 Million to Repair Roads and Bridges Damaged by Natural Disasters and Extreme Weather Events

FHWA 03-24
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – As part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s coordinated approach to help states repair and rebuild roads and bridges, the Federal Highway Administration today announced it is providing $729.4 million to 34 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The funds will be used to support repair needs following natural...

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Grants to Upgrade Almost 4,500 Public Electric Vehicle Chargers

Funding from President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda Continues to Build a National EV Charging Network that is Convenient, Reliable, and Made in America

FHWA 02-24
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The Biden-Harris Administration today announced it is awarding nearly $150 million to 24 grant recipients in 20 states to make existing electric vehicle (...

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $623 Million in Grants to Continue Building Out Electric Vehicle Charging Network

Funding will deploy chargers in communities and along major travel corridors, while promoting American jobs and leadership in EV charging

FHWA 01-24
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The Biden-Harris Administration today announced $623 million in grants to help build out an electric vehicle (EV) charging network across the U.S., which will create American...

Biden-Harris Administration Opens Applications for Over $9 Billion in Funding to Modernize Nation’s Bridges

Planning and Bridge Project grants are part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda that is rebuilding  infrastructure in communities nationwide

FHWA 45-23
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 ...

FHWA Releases New Traffic Control Device Manual with Updates to Improve Safety for Pedestrians, Bicyclists, and All Road Users

Updated MUTCD also encourages new innovations to improve travel and looks toward transportation infrastructure of the future

FHWA 44-23
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced the 11th edition of the “Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways,” known as the MUTCD. The manual,...

On the Heels of New Industry Standard for EV Charging, Biden-Harris Administration Takes Key Step Toward Updating Federal Standards to Promote Innovation

FHWA 43-23
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, made-in-America national network of EV chargers, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced it will soon publish a Request for Information (RFI) to solicit feedback from stakeholders on updating FHWA’s minimum...

Biden-Harris Administration Celebrates Opening of Nation’s First NEVI-Funded EV Charging Stations in Ohio and New York

Stations in London, Ohio and Kingston, New York Are Historic Step Towards Building an Electrified Transportation System that is Convenient, Affordable, and Reliable for All Americans

FHWA 42-23
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel: (202) 366-0660

KINGSTON, NEW YORK – The Biden-Harris Administration applauds Ohio and New York for opening America’s first electric vehicle (...

Biden-Harris Administration Awards $110 Million in Grants to Improve Safety on America’s Roadways by Preventing Deadly Wildlife-Vehicle Crashes

Investments will help reduce wildlife vehicle collisions that result in thousands of serious human injuries, hundreds of fatalities and more than $10 billion in medical costs, property damage, and more

FHWA 41-23
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced $110 million in...