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Biden-Harris Administration Announces $160 Million Available for Smart Transportation Technology that Helps Americans Get More Out of Their Infrastructure

New SMART and ATTAIN Programs Support Innovation that Advances American Competitiveness, Fights Climate Change, Improves Safety and Helps Americans Save Time and Money

WASHINGTON- The U.S. Department of Transportation announced today that it is accepting applications for two programs that will make approximately $160 million available annually for the next five years for projects that use technology to improve our transportation infrastructure and make...

Federal Highway Administration, National Park Service Celebrate Completion of Roadway Safety Improvements Along Natchez Trace Parkway

40-mile project benefits visitors, communities in Alabama and Mississippi

FHWA 31-23
Contacts:
FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Mandi_Toy@nps.gov

TUPELO, Miss. – This week officials from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and National Park Service (NPS) celebrated the completion of a 40-mile roadway rehabilitation and safety improvements project...

U.S. Department of Transportation Providing $4.575 Million in ‘Quick Release’ Emergency Relief Funding for Flood Damage Repair Work at Death Valley National Park and other Federal Lands in California and Nevada

FHWA 32-23 
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 $4.575 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief funds for use by the National Park Service, the Forest Service, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. The funds will offset costs of repair work needed for roads, trails...

Biden-Harris Administration Making $100 Million Available to Improve EV Charger Reliability

Funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law targets gaps in the growing electric vehicle charging network, helping ensure more reliable publicly accessible chargers

FHWA 30-23
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The Biden-Harris Administration today opened applications for the Electric Vehicle Charger Reliability and Accessibility Accelerator which will...

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $8.8 Million in Grants to Accelerate Innovation in Highway Projects as Part of President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda

FHWA 29-23
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced $8.8 million in grants for 10 projects in eight States and the District of Columbia to encourage the use of tools that can improve safety on bridges and in work zones. The grants, which can also be used for other innovative transportation technologies...

U.S. Department of Transportation Providing Hawaii $3 Million in ‘Quick Release’ Emergency Relief Funding for Traffic Management and Repairs to Infrastructure Damaged by Wildfires in Lahaina

FHWA 28-23 
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 $3 million in “quick release” (QR) Emergency Relief (ER) funds, the current total QR requested by the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), to offset costs associated with traffic management services and repairs to...

Biden-Harris Administration Announces First-Ever Grants to Fix More Than 160 Fish Culverts Across the Country, Supporting Jobs, the Environment, Tribal communities, and Commercial Fishing

As Part of President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s new culvert grant program will support and promote sustainable communities

FHWA 27-23
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced a total of $196 million going to 59 Tribal, state...

U.S. Department of Transportation Sends $10 Million in ‘Quick Release’ Emergency Relief Funding to Vermont to Repair Statewide Flood Damage

FHWA 26-23
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 $10 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief (ER) funds for use as a down payment by the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans). The funding is designed to help offset costs to repair infrastructure damaged by last month’s...

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $21 Million in Grants to Improve Road Safety on Tribal Lands

Funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, projects will make roads safer for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians

FHWA 25-23
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced $20.9 million in grant awards for 88 Tribal projects that will reduce roadway fatalities and serious...

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $130 Million for Seven Transportation Projects on Federal and Tribal Lands as Part of President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda

Applications also open for next round of funding to improve access to Federal and Tribal lands

FHWA 24-23
Contact: FHWA.PressOffice@dot.gov
Tel: (202) 366-0660

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz.– The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced $130.5 million in federal grants for seven projects under FHWA’s Nationally Significant Federal Lands...