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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.


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.


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.


April 4, 2012

U.S. DOT releases $62M for road, bridge repair

The money will reimburse seven states for fixing or replacing highways, bridges and other roadway structures. Costs associated with detours, debris removal and other immediate measures necessary to restore traffic flow in affected areas are also eligible for reimbursement.


November 28, 2011

FHWA provides $215M for road, bridge repairs

The money will reimburse states for fixing or replacing highways, bridges and other roadway structures. Costs associated with detours, debris removal and other immediate measures necessary to restore traffic flow in impacted areas are also eligible.


October 12, 2011

NTSB issues safety recs

The FHWA; AASHTO; NHTSA and the GHSA, as well as all 50 states and the District of Columbia, received recommendations for median barrier installation, communication and prohibiting driver cell phone use.


September 19, 2011

LaHood, Rogoff visit Minnesota rail project

Construction of the line is expected to generate more than 3,300 jobs, including positions related to engineering, design, construction and operations.


November 23, 2009

FHWA names Rico to lead Va. division

First Latina woman in agency's history to hold such a position.


July 28, 2009

Report: Expanding public transit lowers GHG emissions

According to the EPA, emissions have had the fastest growth in the transportation sector, with 28 percent of the United States' total GHG emissions coming from transportation.


July 15, 2009

Former Ariz. DOT chief to head FHWA

Victor Mendez oversaw the construction of the regional freeway system in the Phoenix area that was built six years ahead of schedule and delivered statewide construction programs on time, including major infrastructure improvements throughout the state.


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