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Task Force Report on Boston's Central Artery/Tunnel Project Recommends Strengthened Oversight, More Fiscal Responsibility

Contact: Virginia Miller
Tel.: 202-366-0660
FHWA 24-00

U.S. Transportation Secretary Rodney E. Slater today accepted a report by the Federal Task Force for the Central Artery/Tunnel (CA/T) Project that included strong recommendations to strengthen federal oversight of the Boston project and require fiscal responsibility from the CA/T project leadership.

"The Task Force did what I asked and fulfilled its mission. I have accepted their recommendations which will help...

FHWA Adds Five Colleges, Universities to Host Sites For National Summer Transportation Institute

Contact: Karen Whitney
Tel.: 202-366-0660
FHWA 23-00

Transportation Awards Go to Nine Schools

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Rodney E. Slater today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) singled out nine universities for awards and added five colleges and universities to the 30 existing host sites for FHWA's National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI).

"President Clinton and Vice President Gore have...

U. S. TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY SLATER ANNOUNCES $175,000 IN GRANTS FOR DENVER'S UNION STATION

Contact: Jim Pinkelman
Telephone: 202-366-0660
FHWA 22-00

U.S. Transportation Secretary Rodney E. Slater today announced that Denver, CO Union Station Work and Entertainment Connection will receive $175,000 in federal funding under an innovative initiative called the Transportation and Community and System Preservation Pilot program (TCSP), a key component of the Clinton-Gore administration's livability agenda.

"President Clinton and Vice President Gore are...

TRANSPORTATION PARTNERS KICK OFF NATIONAL WORK ZONE SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK

Contacts: FHWA, TaMara McCrae (202) 366-0660
ATSSA, James Baron, (800) 272-8772, ext. 113
AASHTO, Thomas Schulz, (202)624-5838
FHWA 21-00

With the goal of saving lives during what may be the busiest season of road construction in the nation's history, a public-private partnership of roadway safety and construction groups are sponsoring National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week April 3-7.

"Safety is President Clinton and Vice President Gore's highest...

STATEMENT BY FHWA ACTING DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR WALTER SUTTON CHAIR, FEDERAL TASK FORCE ON THE BOSTON CENTRAL ARTERY/TUNNEL PROJECT

Contact: Virginia Miller
Telephone: 202-366-0660
FHWA 20-00

The Federal Task Force for the Central Artery, which included engineers, lawyers, accountants and contracting specialists, has completed its report and has delivered it to the Federal Highway Administrator, Kenneth R. Wykle.

Our mission was to investigate the potential $1.4 billion cost overrun of the "Big Dig" project, to evaluate the state's plan for addressing the overrun costs, and to examine the...

US Transportation Department, National Urban League To Prepare Inner-City Residents, Youths For Highway Construction, Transportation Technology Careers

Contact: Karen Whitney
Tel.: (202) 366-0660
FHWA 19-00

U.S. Transportation Secretary Rodney E. Slater and National Urban League (NUL) President Hugh Price today announced that six Urban League affiliates will participate in the National Urban Sustainable Employment in Transportation (NUSET) initiative to prepare inner-city youth, welfare recipients and low-income individuals for education and career opportunities in highway construction and transportation technology.

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Slater Announces Seven ITS Projects for National Evaluation

Contact: Susan Slye
Tel.: (202) 366-0660
FHWA 16-00

U.S. Transportation Secretary Rodney E. Slater today announced the selection of seven Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) projects in California, Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Washington for national evaluation.

The selected sites are in the Silicon Valley near San Jose, Calif.; in Riverside, Calif.; in Seattle and Spokane, Wash.; in New Jersey; at the Delaware River Port Authority in Pennsylvania; and...

U. S. Transportation Secretary Slater Announces $3.2 Million in Grants For the District, Maryland, Virginia

Contact: Jim Pinkelman
Tel.: 202-366-0660
FHWA 18-00

U.S. Transportation Secretary Rodney E. Slater today announced that projects in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia will receive $3.2 million in federal funding under an innovative initiative called the Transportation and Community and System Preservation Pilot program (TCSP), a key component of the Clinton Administration's livability agenda.

"President Clinton and Vice President Gore are committed to...

U. S. Transportation Secretary Slater Announces $31.1 Million in Grants To Help Make Communities More Livable

Contact: Jim Pinkelman
Tel.: 202-366-0660
FHWA 17-00

U.S. Transportation Secretary Rodney E. Slater today announced that 84 projects totaling $31.1 million will receive Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) funding under an innovative initiative called the Transportation and Community and System Preservation Pilot Program (TCSP), a key component of the Clinton Administration's livability agenda.

"President Clinton and Vice President Gore are committed to helping...

Statement by Kenneth R. Wykle Administrator, Federal Highway Administration

Contact: Virginia Miller
Tel.: 202-366-0660
FHWA 15-00

After four years of service in Massachusetts, Pete Markle, FHWA Massachusetts Division Administrator, will assume the position of Program Manager reporting to FHWA Headquarters, effective April 1. Mr. Markle will help the agency assess the implementation of its major reorganization which restructured the regional and headquarters system to better serve the needs of its state and local partners.

This change in...