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FHWA Administrator Awards Ceremony

Remarks Prepared for Delivery ByU.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. ChaoFHWA Administrator Awards CeremonyWashington, DCDecember 5, 2017Thank 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...

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.These funds supplement $42.5 million in ER funds previously made available to Puerto Rico, bringing total highway federal-aid ER funding for the territory for the two...

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.     “The courage and...

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...

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.NHCCI 2.0 is the first major revision since FHWA created this index in 2007, and reflects steadily rising costs of highway construction and repair....

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.“Transportation is a lifeline for communities struggling to recover from floods, hurricanes or other natural...

FHWA Announces Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Guidance

 Deployments Nationwide Can Transform Travel SafetyWASHINGTON – 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.“V2I will...

New USDOT Report on Highway, Transit Conditions Reveals America’s $926 Billion Infrastructure Investment Need

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that a new report on the state of America's transportation infrastructure, “2015 Status of the Nation's Highways, Bridges and Transit: Conditions and Performance,” confirms that more investment is needed not only to maintain the nation's highway and transit systems but to overcome a nearly trillion-dollar investment backlog.
“We have an infrastructure system...

U.S. Drivers Log 2.4 Trillion Miles In First Nine Months of 2016

Federal Highway Administration’s ‘Traffic Volume Trends’ Report Shows Gains In Nearly Every State
WASHINGTON – New data released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) show that U.S. driving topped 2.4 trillion miles in the first nine months of 2016, lengthening a series of consecutive monthly increases that started in April 2014.
The new data, published in FHWA’s latest “Traffic Volume Trends” report – a monthly...

Federal Highway Administration Opens Phase 2 of Johnson County Gateway Project in Kansas City Area

 New interchanges to relieve congestion and improve safetyLENEXA, Kan. – Deputy Federal Highway Administrator David S. Kim today joined state and local officials to cut a ceremonial ribbon to open the Johnson County Gateway project’s second phase outside Kansas City, which includes two brand new interchanges linking Interstates 35 and 435 and state highway K-10. When completed, the project will relieve congestion and improve safety in the cities of Lenexa, Olathe and Overland Park...