Topic : FHWA

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U.S. DOT awards funds to Puerto Rico for Hurricane Maria repairs

Government Issues| October 3, 2017

As of Sept. 22, FTA has awarded $8.4 million in critical grant funding to Puerto Rico to support their transit systems on the island as part of the Department's efforts.

U.S. DOT awards $65M in advanced technologies in transportation grants

Government Issues| October 13, 2016

Grants are being awarded through two U.S. Department of Transportation initiatives: the Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment program and the Mobility on Demand Sandbox program.

Accessibility| October 19, 2015

Modernized handicapped symbol slow to catch on

The new symbol, which emphasizes ability rather than disability is being accepted in some states, but there are still advocates rejecting the change of one of the most recognizable symbols in the world.

Management & Operations| September 2, 2015

Metrolink hires FHWA CFO to become Deputy CEO

In 2008, Elissa Konove was selected as the chief financial officer for the FHWA where she was the senior executive responsible for Federal highway budget, financial, and acquisition matters.

Government Issues| July 14, 2015

Foxx warns of damaging FHWA cutbacks after MAP-21 expires in August

The Highway Account is anticipated to dip below the $4 billion threshold, triggering cash management procedures and leading to delayed reimbursements to the states. Agency will also have to furlough employees.

Rail| June 3, 2015

[Video] Operation Lifesaver's 'See Tracks? Think Train!' PSA

Operation Lifesaver, the national nonprofit rail safety education organization, launches a new video public service announcement  to combat dangerous driver behavior at railroad crossings.

Government Issues| March 5, 2015

Fed pilot could give local workers advantage in transportation projects

The year-long pilot is proposed as an experiment under FHWA’s “Special Experimental Project No. 14” and FTA experimental authorities, provisions made possible by Congress to allow the agencies leeway in finding new and more effective means of building, maintaining and managing federal transportation projects.

Bus| January 15, 2014

U.S. DOT releases final rule to streamline environmental reviews for projects

“Environmental Impact and Related Procedures” intends to significantly cut red tape, achieve better environmental outcomes, and spur certain transit and highway projects under NEPA to completion quicker than in years past.
Bus| April 11, 2013

N.J. receives $76M in Sandy relief funds

The funds, which come from the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013 passed by Congress and signed by President Obama, bring the total funding from the FHWA to $224 million.
Bus| November 2, 2012

Feds release $12M in Hurricane Sandy relief for N.J., Conn.

New Jersey will use $10 million to help maintain essential traffic flow and repair sections of highway necessary to prevent further damage. Connecticut will use $2 million for general emergency federal aid highway repairs.
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