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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...

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...

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...

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...