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FHWA Rural Programs and Resources

Person and child wearing helmets riding a tandem bicycle with a safety flag on a two-lane highway surrounded by grass and forest
Photo courtesy of | Credit Jason Espie

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) supports rural communities with the construction, maintenance, and preservation of highways, bridges, and tunnels. FHWA offers funding, technical assistance, and other resources to State, Tribal, and local agencies to advance safe, efficient, and reliable transportation on all rural roads.

In everything we do, we strive to improve transportation planning to support rural communities in integrating and prioritizing climate justice in system operations, safety, freight, and infrastructure asset decisions.


Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success (ROUTES): Visit the ROUTES website to learn more about the Department-wide initiative to address disparities in rural transportation infrastructure.

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: Visit the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law webpage to learn more about its historic investment in America’s infrastructure.