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Press Releases

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

President Biden, USDOT Announce New Guidance and $6.4 Billion to Help States Reduce Carbon Emissions Under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Key program will fund projects that help fight climate change and save Americans money on gas

FHWA 12-22
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration today announced a new program that unlocks $6.4 billion in formula funding for states and localities over five years. The new Carbon Reduction...

During National Work Zone Awareness Week, FHWA Highlights Safety Efforts Under President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Protect Road Construction Crews and Drivers

FHWA 11-22
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON –The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration today highlighted the importance of protecting highway construction workers, who will be doing more work repairing and replacing roads and bridges thanks to record funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week...

FHWA Announces New Guidance, Increased Funding for Infrastructure Program that Helps States and Communities Create Safer, More Walkable Streets

President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law nearly doubles funding for Transportation Alternatives, which supports projects from Safe Routes to School to bicycle infrastructure

FHWA 10-22
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced new guidance and increased funding that can help state and local governments...

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $10 Million to Help Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses Compete for Federal Highway Contracts

FHWA 09-22
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced $10 million in funding from the Fiscal Year 2021 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise/Supportive Services (DBE/SS) program to help eligible small businesses compete for federal highway contracts in 45 states, as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U....

FHWA Announces First Availability of National Scenic Byways Program Funding Since 2012

FHWA 08-22
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) that allows states and federally recognized Tribes to apply for $22 million in grants through FHWA’s National Scenic Byways Program (NSBP). The program funds improvements, such as byway facilities, safety improvements...

Federal Highway Administration Details Efforts to Advance Complete Streets Design Model, Improve Safety for All Road Users in Report to Congress

FHWA 07-22
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today released a report to Congress detailing the agency’s commitment to advance widespread implementation of the Complete Streets design model to help improve safety and accessibility for all users. The report identifies five overarching opportunity areas that will inform FHWA as it moves ahead with its...

President Biden and U.S. Department of Transportation Announce $1.14 Billion for Puerto Rico and U.S. Territories

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law delivers over 14% increase in funding to repair and rebuild roads and bridges

FHWA 06-22
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – President Biden and the U.S. Department of Transportation today announced more than $1.14 billion to repair and rebuild roads and bridges in Puerto Rico and four U.S. territories – American Samoa, the...

President Biden, USDOT and USDOE Announce $5 Billion over Five Years for National EV Charging Network, Made Possible by Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Joint Energy and Transportation Office and DriveElectric.gov Available to Assist States with Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Plans

FHWA 05-22
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Departments of Transportation and Energy today announced nearly $5 billion that will be made available under the new National Electric Vehicle...

Federal Highway Administration Announces More Funding and Flexibility for Key Highway Safety Program under President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

FHWA 04-22
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today released new guidance to implement changes in its signature highway safety funding program, which received substantial new funding under President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The guidance ensures that the new funds are used strategically to make travel...