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Press Releases

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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces New Guidance to Improve Safety for Vulnerable Road Users under President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

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

WASHINGTON – Today, as part of its ongoing efforts through the National Roadway Safety Strategy (NRSS) to prioritize safety and meet milestones laid out in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced...

U.S. Department of Transportation Providing Florida $50 Million in ‘Quick Release’ Emergency Relief Funding to Repair Damage Caused by Hurricane Ian

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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 $50 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief (ER) funds for use by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) as a down payment to offset costs of repair work for damage caused by Hurricane Ian earlier this month.

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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Gloria Shepherd Selected as Executive Director of the Federal Highway Administration

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

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) today announced Gloria Shepherd as the Executive Director of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the eleventh person to hold this position since FHWA’s founding in 1971.

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FHWA Steps Up Efforts to Tackle Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Highway Construction with $7.1 Million for ‘Climate Challenge’ Participants

Challenge will advance the use of sustainable pavements and quantify environmental impacts

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

WASHINGTON – As part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s ongoing work to address climate change, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced $7.1 million for 25 state departments of transportation...

Biden-Harris Administration Awards $1.56 Million Bridge Planning Grant to City of Philadelphia Funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Project will help the city plan for improvements to 18 bridges located over electrified rail lines

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

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Today, Acting Federal Highway Administrator Stephanie Pollack announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has awarded a $1.56 million grant...

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s First Bridge Investment Program Grants

$18.4 million in FY22 Bridge Planning Grants will go to 23 projects in 23 states to create a long-term pipeline of construction-ready bridge projects

Grants on top of $5.3 billion in FY 23 Bridge Formula funding announced earlier this week
Additional competitive funding for bridge construction projects to be announced later this year

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Biden-Harris Administration Awards $269,600 Bridge Planning Grant to Excelsior, Minnesota, in Partnership with City of Greenwood Funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Project will help the cities plan for improvements to Minnetonka Boulevard Bridge over St. Alban’s Bay of Lake Minnetonka

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

EXCELSIOR, Minn. – Today, Acting Federal Highway Administrator Stephanie Pollack announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has awarded...

Biden-Harris Administration Sending States Nearly $60 Billion from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for America’s Roads and Bridges

President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides a $15.4B increase in funding over FY21 which goes directly to all 50 States, DC and Puerto Rico

FHWA 40-22
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced that it has released $59.9 billion in Fiscal Year...

U.S. Department of Transportation Providing Alaska $9 Million in ‘Quick Release’ Emergency Relief Funding to Repair Storm and Flood Damage from Typhoon Merbok in Western Alaska

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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 $9 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief (ER) funds for use by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. The quick release funds will be used to offset costs for emergency repairs to the roads and bridges...

Biden-Harris Administration Opens Applications for $1 Billion Grant Program to Protect Critical Fish Populations and Support Local Jobs by Removing and Upgrading Culverts

Culvert Grant Program established by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

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

KING COUNTY, Wash. — U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg will announce today that the Department’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), in close coordination with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the...