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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...

FHWA Accepting Applications for Accelerated Innovative Deployment Grants

FHWA 13-21
Contact: Neil Gaffney
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced that up to $10 million in grants will be made available through a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for FHWA’s Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration Program. The funds are used to promote the deployment of proven innovations that can deliver road and bridge projects more cost-effectively among...

FHWA Announces $60 Million for Transportation Technology Grants With Focus on Equity, Environment and Economic Opportunity

FHWA 12-21
Contact: Nancy Singer
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)  published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for $60 million in Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment Program (ATCMTD) grants to fund new technologies that improve transportation systems.

The ATCMTD has different focus areas each year and, this year for the first time, includes...

FHWA Provides $5.6 Million to Accelerate Innovative Highway Projects in Seven States

FHWA 11-21
Contact: Neil Gaffney
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced more than $5.6 million in Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration program grants to help seven states make the most of limited resources. The program allows states to bring projects to fruition in a more cost-effective way by using innovative practices. Alabama, Arizona, Michigan, New...

FHWA Commemorates 50 Years of Bridge Safety

FHWA 10-21
Contact: Nancy Singer
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – This week, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) observed the 50th anniversary of its National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS), the basis for the federal program that helps to protect nearly 620,000 bridges across the country.

“For a half-century, NBIS standards have been at the core of federal infrastructure safety efforts,” Acting Federal Highway...