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U.S. Department of Transportation Awards $4.4 Million to Ohio’s I-70 Truck Automation Corridor

FHWA 10G-20
Contact: Nancy Singer
Tel.: (202) 366-0660
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today awarded a $4.4 million Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grant to the Ohio Department of Transportation for its DriveOhio I-70 Truck Automation Corridor project. The ATCMTD program this year awarded grants valued at $43.3 million to ten projects that use cutting-edge...

U.S. Department of Transportation Awards $5.5 Million to Michigan’s Intelligent Woodward Corridor Project in Downtown Detroit

FHWA 10D-20
Contact: Nancy Singer
Tel.: (202) 366-0660
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today awarded a $5.5 million Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grant to the Michigan Department of Transportation for its Intelligent Woodward Corridor Project. The ATCMTD program this year awarded grants valued at $43.3 million to ten projects that use cutting-edge technologies to...

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

FHWA10E-20
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 that use cutting-...

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

FHWA10I-20
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 $43.3 million to ten...

Federal Highway Administration to Assist States with Innovative Reopening Efforts

FHWA 09-20
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 innovative ways to safely reopen...

Federal Highway Administration Urges Americans to Stay Focused and Drive Carefully While Traveling Through Highway Work Zones

FHWA 09-20
Contact: Neil Gaffney
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 year’s National Work Zone Awareness Week serves as an important reminder that, despite a global public health emergency, construction is moving forward on America’s roads. Drivers should...

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
Contact: Mike Reynard
Tel.: (202) 366-0660
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 Program for States that choose to permit commercial food trucks to operate and sell food, in accordance with state laws, in designated federally funded Interstate Highway rest areas....

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...

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

FHWA 05-20
Contact: Mike Reynard
Tel.: (202) 366-0660
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., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, make repairs to roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods, mudslides and other unexpected events.
“This $653...