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Press Releases

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

Biden-Harris Administration Takes Step Forward to Combat Climate Change, Announces Proposed Transportation Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Framework

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

WASHINGTON – Today, to advance President Biden’s commitment to combat climate change and bring down costs for families, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for states and municipalities to track and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. President Biden’s Bipartisan...

USDOT Announces All 50 States, DC and Puerto Rico Now Have Alternative Fuel Corridor Designations, Which Will Help Build Out National Electric Vehicle Charging Network

FHWA 21-22
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – To support President Biden’s commitment to building out a national electric vehicle charging network and making electric vehicles accessible and affordable to more Americans, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced the latest round of...

U.S. Department of Transportation Provides $5.7 Million in Emergency Relief Funding to Repair Flood Damage in Montana

FHWA 20-22
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 $5.7 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief (ER) funds for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service to help repair flood damage to roads and bridges in Custer Gallatin National Forest in southcentral Montana....

U.S. Department of Transportation Provides $65 Million in ‘Quick Release’ Emergency Relief Funding to Repair Flood Damage in Yellowstone National Park, Montana and Wyoming

$60 million for the National Park Service
$3 million for Montana DOT
$2 million for Wyoming DOT

FHWA 19-22
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 $65 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief (ER) funds for use by the U....

President Biden, U.S. Department of Transportation Open Applications for First Round of Funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s New Competitive Bridge Investment Program

Investment will lead to better transportation for families, improve supply chains to lower prices and support American businesses

FHWA 18-22
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – Reflecting President Biden’s commitment to rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration today opened a call for...

FHWA Awards Nearly $9 Million for Tribal Transportation Safety Improvements and Announces Additional $120 Million Available Thanks to President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

FHWA 16-22
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced that 51 Tribes will receive $8.9 million for 58 projects from FHWA for Fiscal Year 2021 to improve transportation safety. This new grant announcement comes in addition to $120 million to assist tribes in the coming years through the Tribal Transportation Program...

President Biden and U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg Announce Availability of $1 Billion for Local Communities to Ensure Safe Streets and Roads for All, Address National Roadway Safety Crisis

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Provides Dedicated Funding for Safety Projects that Prevent Fatalities, Serious Injuries

FHWA 15-22
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel. (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced that the application process is now open for communities of all sizes to apply for $1 billion in Fiscal Year 2022 funding to help them...

FHWA Announces Increased Funding for Bridges and Updates Bridge Inspection Standards

FHWA 14-22
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced an additional $1.14 billion in formula funding for bridge repair and replacement.

The $1.14 billion in funding for bridge replacement and rehabilitation was provided by the Department of Transportation Appropriations Act, 2022 and complements the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s focus on...

FHWA Highlights Actions to Tackle Climate Change with New Programs and Historic Funding Under President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

FHWA 13-22
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today highlighted a variety of actions the agency is taking to protect the environment and combat climate change as part of a suite of announcements to celebrate Earth Day 2022. These include new programs and funding under President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law...