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Press Releases

U.S. Department of Transportation Awards $1 Million to Missouri’s I-270 Predictive Layered Operations Initiative

FHWA10E-20
June 16, 2020
Contact:  Nancy Singer 
Tel.: (202) 366-0660
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today awarded a $1 million Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grant to the Missouri Department of Transportation for its Predictive Layered Operation Initiative (PLOI) on I-270. The ATCMTD program this year awarded grants valued at $43.3 million to ten projects...

U.S. Department of Transportation Awards $4.35 Million for Virginia’s Artificial Intelligence – Integrated Corridor Management Project

FHWA10I-20
June 16, 2020 
Contact:  Nancy Singer 
Tel.: (202) 366-0660
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today awarded a $4.35 million Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grant to the Virginia Department of Transportation for its Artificial Intelligence (AI) Meets Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) project. The ATCMTD program this year awarded grants valued at $...

U.S. Department of Transportation Awards $10 Million to Florida’s I-4 FRAME Project

FHWA 10A-20
June 16, 2020
Contact:  Nancy Singer 
Tel.: (202) 366-0660
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today awarded a $10 million Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grant to the Florida Department of Transportation for the Florida’s Regional Advanced Mobility Elements (FRAME) project on I-4. The ATCMTD program this year awarded grants valued at $43.3 million to...

Federal Highway Administration to Assist States with Innovative Reopening Efforts

 
FHWA 09-20
May 28, 2020
Contact:  Mike Reynard
Tel.: (202) 366-0660
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced the agency will consider short-term exceptions to the fair market value (FMV) requirement for the temporary use of sidewalks and public parking areas in the highway right-of-way (ROW) as additional restaurant seating or retail space. The FHWA will support States as communities seek...

FHWA 2020 National Work Zone Awareness Week Press Release

 
FHWA 09-20
Contact: Neil Gaffney
Tel: 202-366-0660
Federal Highway Administration Urges Americans to Stay Focused and Drive Carefully While Traveling Through Highway Work Zones
 
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) this week is joining transportation leaders around the country in reminding drivers that safety must always be top of mind when traveling through work zones.
 
This...

Federal Highway Administration Issues Notice Allowing for States to Permit the use of Food Trucks in Rest Areas to Serve Commercial Truck Drivers

FHWA 08-20
April 3, 2020
Contact:  Mike Reynard
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

Federal Highway Administration Issues Notice Allowing for States to Permit the use of Food Trucks in Rest Areas to Serve Commercial Truck Drivers
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today issued a notice to State Departments of Transportation that the agency is suspending enforcement measures under the Federal-aid Highway...

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $5 Million for Flood-Damaged Roads and Bridges in Alabama

FHWA 07-20
Contact:  Nancy Singer
Tel.: (202) 366-0660
WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the availability of $5 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help repair roads and bridges damaged by floods in Alabama.
 “This $5 million in emergency relief funding will help communities in Alabama rebuild critical highways that residents rely upon for daily travel,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao...

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $2 Million for Flood-Damaged Roads and Bridges in Kentucky

FHWA 06-20
Contact:  Nancy Singer/Tel: (202) 366-0660
WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the availability of $2 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help repair roads and bridges damaged by floods in Kentucky.
“These emergency funds will help communities in Kentucky repair vital transportation routes,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.
Starting February 3, heavy rain tracked across the...

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Announces $653.2 Million in Emergency Relief for Road and Bridge Repairs

FHWA 05-20
February 27, 2020
Contact:  Mike Reynard
Tel.: (202) 366-0660
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Announces $653.2 Million in Emergency Relief for Road and Bridge Repairs
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will award $653.2 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help 37 states, as well as Washington, D.C.,...

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $1 Million for Flood-Damaged Roads and Bridges in Oregon

FHWA 04-20
WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao late yesterday announced the availability of $1 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help repair roads and bridges damaged by flooding throughout north central Oregon. The area, spanning Umatilla, Union and Wallowa counties, is relatively rural, and has limited resources to respond to such a major disaster.
On February 6, heavy rains and snowmelt caused the Umatilla River to flood, causing...