Government, Business, Safety

EPW Chairman John Barrasso Calls for Confirmation of FHWA Nominee Nicole Nason

John Barrasso Barrasso (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Sen. John Barrasso, chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, pressed his colleagues to support the confirmation of Nicole Nason to lead the Federal Highway Administration.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 8, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

FHWA Grants Will Support User Fee Projects in States

Traffic on Interstate 95 in Delaware Traffic on Interstate 95 heading toward Newark, Del. (Bobby Hidy/Flickr)

The Federal Highway Administration has awarded over $10 million to states that are testing alternative methods to fund highway and bridge projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 19, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

FHWA Drops Plan for States to Track Greenhouse Gas Levels on U.S. Highways

Interstate 65 in Kentucky Traffic on I-65 in Louisville, Ky. (Kentucky Department of Transportation)

The Federal Highway Administration has withdrawn its rule that would have required state departments of transportation and metropolitan planning organizations to report year-over-year changes in carbon dioxide emissions on U.S. interstates and major highways.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
May 31, 2018
Government, Business, Autonomous

FHWA Launches Nationwide Initiative on Highway Automation

Autonomous vehicles "talk" to each other U.S. Department of Transportation

The Federal Highway Administration will host a series of meetings throughout the remainder of the year that will bring government and private-sector representatives together over the topic of highway automation

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 9, 2018
Government, Business

FHWA Announces Plan for Updated Truck Parking Survey

Trucks parked near San Diego Trucks parked at dawn by the side of a freeway near San Diego. (Getty Images)

The Federal Highway Administration has notified state transportation officials and private truck stop operators that it is drawing plans to update the 2014 nationwide “Jason’s Law” survey that assessed the availability of truck driver parking.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 26, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

FHWA Offers $60 Million in Transportation Technology Grants

Port of VA Port of Virginia

The Federal Highway Administration has made $60 million in grant money available for states and cities that are leading transportation-related technology projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 18, 2018

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