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FHWA Administrator Awards Ceremony

Remarks Prepared for Delivery By
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao
FHWA Administrator Awards Ceremony
Washington, DC
December 5, 2017

Thank you, Brandye [Hendrickson], for that warm introduction.  And let me thank you for the great job you are doing as Acting FHWA Administrator.

I am so pleased to be here for these awards recognizing outstanding performance by our Federal Highway Administration colleagues.

Let me recognize those who have made today’s ceremony possible:

Updated: Tuesday, December 5, 2017

U.S. Department of Transportation Provides Additional $36 Million to Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands for Repairs to Hurricane-Damaged Roads and Bridges

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced the immediate availability of $30 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief funds for further repairs to roads and bridges throughout Puerto Rico, and $6 million for road repairs throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Updated: Wednesday, November 22, 2017

FHWA’s ‘Traffic Incident Management’ Program Reaches New Milestone Five-year-old program graduates 300,000th Emergency Responder

Five-year-old program graduates 300,000th Emergency Responder

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao joined officials representing the Washington Metropolitan area’s first responders to announce today that the 300,000th emergency responder has completed the Federal Highway Administration’s “Traffic Incident Management” (TIM) responder training, a national effort to improve the safety of first responders on the scene of highway crashes.     

Updated: Thursday, November 16, 2017

News Digest FHWA 15-17

FHWA Seeks Comment on Definition of Automobile Transporter.  The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is seeking the public’s comment on revising the definition of the automobile transporter to reduce regulatory burdens on the industry.  Typically defined as specialized equipment designed and used for the transport of cars, automobile transporters under existing guidance must be capable of carrying the cars as cargo on the truck tractor itself.  The agency is asking for comments on the potential inclusion of a non-cargo-carrying, tractor-high mount trailer combination as p

Updated: Wednesday, September 27, 2017

FHWA Releases Latest National Highway Construction Cost Index Figures

WASHINGTON – The FHWA today released its latest National Highway Construction Cost Index, a quarterly estimate of the rising cost of domestic highway construction and maintenance over time. It is the first time the Index – now called “NHCCI 2.0” – has been published since the agency made major methodological revisions to improve its accuracy.

Updated: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Approves Release of $768.2 Million for Emergency Repairs to Roads and Bridges in 40 States

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today approved the release of $768.2 million for emergency repair work to roads and bridges damaged by storms or catastrophic events in 40 states. Funded through the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Emergency Relief (ER) program, it is one of the largest single awards for such repair work made by the federal government.

Updated: Thursday, April 6, 2017

FHWA Announces Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Guidance


Deployments Nationwide Can Transform Travel Safety

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced new Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) guidance that can improve safety and mobility by accelerating the deployment of V2I communication systems. The guidance complements the Department’s efforts to reduce crashes by advancing (Vehicle-to-Vehicle) V2V communication technology announced in a proposed rule in December.

Updated: Thursday, January 19, 2017

Federal Highway Administration Unveils National ‘Alternative Fuel and Electric Charging’ Network

New effort will help drivers find alternative fuels and vehicle charging stations nationwide

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced 55 routes that will serve as the basis for a national network of “alternative fuel” corridors spanning 35 states. Though the network is nearly 85,000 miles long, more miles will be added in the future to accommodate electric, hydrogen, propane and natural gas vehicles as additional fueling and charging stations are built.

Updated: Thursday, November 3, 2016

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $1 Million for Emergency Repairs to Flood-Damaged Roads and Bridges in Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the immediate availability of $1 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to help begin repairs on flood-damaged roads and bridges in north and central Pennsylvania. 

“The flooding has caused significant damage to roads and bridges in central part of the state and Pennsylvanians are just beginning to pick up the pieces,” said Secretary Foxx. “This funding will help expedite the recovery process.”

Updated: Wednesday, November 2, 2016

U.S. Drivers Consumed 71.8 Billion Gallons of Gasoline in First Half of 2016

New Federal Data Show Fuel Consumption Increased for Sixth Straight Year

WASHINGTON – American vehicles consumed 71.8 billion gallons of gasoline in the first half of the year, an increase of 3 percent over the same period a year earlier. It is the highest amount on record and the sixth consecutive increase in national gasoline consumption for the six-month period ending June 30, 2016.

Updated: Friday, October 28, 2016
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