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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

PIA - User Profile and Access Control System

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), within the Department of Transportation (DOT), has been given the responsibility of enhancing the highway movement of people and goods, while also ensuring the safety of the traveling public, promoting the efficiency of the transportation system, and protecting the environment.[1] To meet these goals, FHWA maintains effective communication with other federal agencies, state and local organizations, and members of Congress. With security always foremost in mind, as FWHA has automated much of this information sharing it also has implemented strict safeguards to protect against unauthorized or unintentional information exchange. The User Profile and Access Control System (UPACS) is one tool that helps FHWA accomplish this.

UPACS is a Web-enabled system designed to set and manage appropriate access to various FHWA systems, as well as detect unauthorized access. To do this, UPACS maintains a record of permissions, contact information, and other related data on each user that FHWA has determined requires access to one or more FHWA systems. When a user attempts to access an FHWA system, UPACS interfaces with the system in question, exchanging data that the system needs to permit or refuse access. UPACS logs also provide FHWA the information regarding access attempts it needs to monitor system usage adequately and identify possible unauthorized access incidents or security breaches. Additionally, in an effort to reduce data duplication with other systems, FHWA uses UPACS data to print telephone lists and provide other data in accordance with predefined and acceptable uses, outside of access control. With UPACS, FHWA can strike an effective balance between efficient information sharing and adequate security.

Updated: Thursday, March 19, 2015

PIA - QuickHire

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), within the Department of Transportation (DOT), has been given the responsibility enhancing the highway movement of people and goods, while also ensuring the safety of the traveling public, promoting the efficiency of the transportation system, and protecting the environment.[1] One vital component involved in reaching those goals is finding and hiring the best people for the job. To manage this increasingly complex task while modeling frameworks described in the President's Management Agenda and the Human Capital Standards for Success, the comprehensive framework prepared by the Office of Management and Budget, the Office of Personnel Management, and the General Accounting Office, FHWA is currently employing an automated human capital management tool QuickHire.

The QuickHire system is a publicly available Web site[2] through which applicants can provide information, apply for jobs, and track status; and through which FHWA Human Resources (HR) personnel can process the receipt of applicants, rate and rank applicants, communicate internally with hiring authorities, notify applicants of status, and overall streamline the hiring process. Applicants may enter the QuickHire system through consolidated online government job boards, such as through www.usajobs.com. If an applicants requests to apply for a DOT job, that applicant's Web browser is forwarded to the separate QuickHire Web site. As the federal government consolidates more of it HR activities, more or less of the ownership and control of QuickHire data and functionality may fall under the Office of Personnel Management.

Updated: Wednesday, March 4, 2015

PIA - National Highway Institute Web Portal

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), within the Department of Transportation (DOT), has been given the responsibility of enhancing the highway movement of people and goods, while also ensuring the safety of the traveling public, promoting the efficiency of the transportation system, and protecting the environment.[1]   One vital component involved in reaching those goals is providing training pertaining to highway activities, making sure that professionals and members of the public have access to the best, most accurate information. Towards this goal, the National Highway Institute (NHI) within FHWA develops and implements applicable training programs. To manage this increasingly complex task and to make the training process more accessible and useful, NHI is currently planning an automated online training management tool – the NHI Web Portal. This system is in the early planning and development phases, and all references to NHI in this document are subject to changes as the planning progresses.

The NHI Web Portal system will be part of a publicly available web site, www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov, available to members of the public who take applicable NHI-developed training. Through this system, members of the public will be able to sign up for and take NHI-developed training, link to a separate government web site to pay for that training, schedule and participate in a Web conference, track their training history, and request transcripts necessary for certification. In addition, the NHI Web Portal system will offer the ability to purchase course materials.

Updated: Thursday, March 19, 2015
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