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U.S. Department of Transportation Awards $4.6 Million to Pinellas County for Pinellas Connected Community

FHWA 31E-20
Contact: Nancy Singer
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today awarded a $4.6 million Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grant to Florida’s Pinellas County for the Pinellas Connected Community project. The ATCMTD program this year awarded grants valued at $49.6 million to 10 projects that use cutting-edge technologies to improve mobility...

U.S. Department of Transportation Awards $6 Million to Southern Nevada for Integrated Safety Corridor Project

FHWA 31F-20
Contact: Nancy Singer
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today awarded a $6 million Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grant to the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) for the Integrated Safety Technology Corridor project. The ATCMTD program this year awarded grants valued at $49.6 million to 10 projects that use...

Trump Administration Announces Completion of Arlington Memorial Bridge Renovations

FHWA 29-20
Contact:  Doug Hecox
Tel.: 202-366-0660

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Department of the Interior announced the completion of renovations made over the last three years to the Arlington Memorial Bridge. The $227 million project relied on $104 million in funding from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), $90 million in “Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Transportation for the Long-Term Achievement of National...

FHWA Proposes More Flexible Design Standards to Repair the Nation’s Freeways and Interstates

FHWA 28-20
Contact:  Nancy Singer
Tel.: 202-366-0660

WASHINGTON – The Federal Highway Administration today published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to allow State departments of transportation more flexibility with design standards to repair the nation’s freeways and interstate highways.

“The FHWA proposes to provide regulatory relief to States to address the immediate repair needs of our nation’s roadways without compromising safety and efficiency,” Federal...

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces First Ever Comprehensive ‘Pedestrian Safety Action Plan’

FHWA 27-20
Contact:  Neil Gaffney
Tel.: 202-366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation today released the first-of-its-kind Pedestrian Safety Action Plan. This effort is being overseen by Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Administrator Nicole R. Nason and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Deputy Administrator James Owens, with the goal of reducing...

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Announces $12 Million for Emergency Repairs to the Brent Spence Bridge

FHWA 26-20
Contact: Nancy Singer
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the immediate availability of $12 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief (ER) funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to help begin repairs on the Brent Spence Bridge which was damaged by a fire resulting from a truck crash on Wednesday morning.

“These funds will help the safe and timely repair of the Brent Spence Bridge,...

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $6.5 Million to Seven States and Pawnee Nation for Highway Innovations

FHWA 25-20
Contact: Neil Gaffney
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced the latest recipients of federal funds to help enhance safety and rebuild infrastructure with cutting-edge innovations that can potentially be replicated nationwide. In this round of awards, Alabama, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, North Carolina, and the Pawnee Nation in Oklahoma will receive a...

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $574 Million in Emergency Relief for Road and Bridge Repairs

FHWA 24-20
Contact: Nancy Singer
Tel: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced today that the Trump Administration will provide $574 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help 39 states and Puerto Rico make repairs to roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods, and other unexpected events.

“This $574 million in federal funding will help states repair and rebuild roads and bridges damaged from natural disasters,” said...

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $460,000 for Emergency Repairs to Infrastructure Destroyed by Wildfires in Washington State

FHWA 23-20
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 $460,000 in “quick release” Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) repair damages from recent wildfires. This funding will help the state address urgent repair needs and restore important transportation links for residents.

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