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Press Releases

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

U.S. Department of Transportation Providing $29.4 Million in ‘Quick Release’ Emergency Relief Funding to California, Four U.S. Federal Land Management Agencies for Flood Damage Repair

FHWA 03-23  
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 $29.4 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief (ER) funds for use by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and four U.S. federal land management agencies as a down payment on the repair work needed as a...

USDOT Announces Two New Actions to Advance Economic Opportunity for Disadvantaged Workers and Businesses through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

FHWA 02-23
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced new resources from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that will create economic opportunities and open the door to building generational wealth for disadvantaged entrepreneurs and workers in communities across the country.

These...

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $2.1 Billion to Improve Four Nationally Significant Bridges Through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s First Large Bridge Grants

$2.1 Billion in Fiscal Year 2022 Large Bridge Project Grants will make critical improvements to bridges that are a vital link for local residents, communities and economies

Large Bridge Project Grants follow $5.3B in FY23 Bridge Formula Funding and $18.4M in FY22 Bridge Planning Grants earlier this year

FHWA 01-23
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
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Biden-Harris Administration Announces $158 Million to Improve Gold Star Memorial Bridge Through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s First Large Bridge Grants, a Top Priority for New England’s Commuters and Commerce

Investment in the Gold Star Memorial Bridge Part of $2.1 Billion in Fiscal Year 2022 Large Bridge Grants to make critical improvements to bridges that are a vital link for local residents, communities and economies

FHWA 01-23A
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA...

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $144 Million to Improve Four Bridges Over the Calumet River on the Southside of Chicago Through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s First Large Bridge Grants, a Top Priority for Illinois’ Commuters and Commerce

Investment in Illinois’ Bridge Infrastructure Part of $2.1 Billion in Fiscal Year 2022 Large Bridge Grants to make critical improvements to bridges that are a vital link for local residents, communities and economies

FHWA 01-23B
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (...

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $400 Million to Improve the Golden Gate Bridge Through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s First Large Bridge Grants, a Top Priority for California’s Commuters and Commerce

Investment in California’s Bridge Infrastructure Part of $2.1 Billion in Fiscal Year 2022 Large Bridge Grants to make critical improvements to bridges that are a vital link for local residents, communities and economies

FHWA 01-23C
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration...

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $1.385 Billion to Improve the Brent Spence Bridge Through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s First Large Bridge Grants, a Top Priority for Kentucky and Ohio Commuters and Commerce

Investment in Kentucky and Ohio’s Bridge Infrastructure Part of $2.1 Billion in Fiscal Year 2022 Large Bridge Grants to make critical improvements to bridges that are a vital link for local residents, communities and economies

FHWA 01-23D
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway...

USDOT Providing Idaho $1.3 Million in Additional Emergency Relief Funding to Repair Roads and Bridges Damaged by Flooding

FHWA 50-22
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 $1.3 million in Emergency Relief funds for use by the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) as a down payment to offset cost of repair work needed to repair roads and bridges damaged by heavy floods in North Central and...

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Confirmation of Shailen Bhatt as 21st Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration

FHWA 49-22
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) today announced that Shailen Bhatt has been confirmed as the 21st Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Nominated by President Biden on July 21, 2022, Mr. Bhatt was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on December 8, 2022. He is the first person of Indian descent to lead FHWA.

“From...

FHWA Announces Latest Round of Innovations Under Every Day Counts Program to Accelerate Innovation in Transportation Industry

EDC Round 7 advances Bipartisan Infrastructure Law priorities to improve safety, build sustainable transportation infrastructure, and grow an inclusive workforce

FHWA 48-22
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced the latest round of transportation innovations...