FHWA Ends Plans for Two Environmental Studies of D.C.-Area Routes

14th Street Bridge to Washington, D.C. FHWA had planned to study the 14th Street Bridge Corridor, but ended those plans. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press)

The Federal Highway Administration is rescinding two notices of intent for environmental impact statements in Virginia and the District of Columbia, according to a document scheduled for publication in the Federal Register Feb. 9.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 8, 2018

Trump’s Pick for US Highway Chief Withdraws From Process

In this Jan. 9, 2013, photo, Iowa Department of Transportation Director Paul Trombino speaks during the Legislature's Administrative Rules Review Committee meeting, at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. Charlie Neibergall/AP

President Trump’s nominee to lead the Federal Highway Administration has withdrawn from consideration for the post, a surprising development given his widespread support and qualifications, the U.S. Department of Transportation confirmed Dec. 11.

Ryan J. Foley | AP
December 12, 2017

FHWA Extends Comment Period on State Performance Measurement Requirement to Nov. 15

Federal Highway Administration officials have extended the public comment period on a proposal that includes a provision that would drop an Obama administration requirement that state departments of transportation measure the percentage of change in tailpipe carbon dioxide from a base of 2017 levels.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 8, 2017
Government, Business

Committee OKs Trombino as New FHWA Chief

The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works voted to approve the nomination of Paul Trombino, President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Federal Highway Administration, on Oct. 25.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 25, 2017

I-95 Corridor Coalition, Delaware DOT to Test Mileage-Based Revenue Project With Trucks

Bobby Hidy/Flickr

The I-95 Corridor Coalition, in a partnership with the Delaware Department of Transportation, is leading a pilot program to assess the feasibility of generating mileage-based revenue from trucks.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 20, 2017
Government, Business

Senate Committee to Consider FHWA Nominee Oct. 18

FHWA nominee Trombino FHWA nominee Paul Trombino. (Environment and Public Works Committee via YouTube)

The nomination of President Trump’s pick to lead the Federal Highway Administration will come up before a Senate committee on Oct. 18.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 17, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment

FHWA Seeks Comment on Definition of Automobile Transporter


The Federal Highway Administration is considering revising its definition of automobile transporters to allow more flexibility in the type of trailers used to haul vehicles.

Daniel P. Bearth | Transport Topics Senior Features Writer
October 12, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FHWA Grants Six States Money for Alternative Revenue Projects

Truck on an Oregon highway Jeff Kraus/Flickr

The Federal Highway Administration has divided $15.5 million between six states that are exploring alternative ways to fund highway and bridge projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 10, 2017
Government, Business

FHWA Nominee: Tolls, P3s Options to Fund Infrastructure Projects

FHWA nominee Trombino Trombino at his nomination hearing. (Environment and Public Works Committee via YouTube)

Tolling systems and public-private partnerships are viable alternatives to traditional sources of infrastructure funding, such as revenue generated from fuel taxes, the nominee to lead the country’s vast network of highways told a Senate panel on Oct. 5.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 5, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

FHWA Awards $1.5 Million Grant for Truck Reservation System at Va. Ports

Federal Highway Administration officials today awarded a $1.5 million grant to the Virginia Port Authority for a state-of-the-art truck reservation system that will save time for freight shippers.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 4, 2017