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FHWA Permits Food Trucks at Rest Areas During Coronavirus Crisis

A food truck Getty Images

The Federal Highway Administration on April 3 issued a notice to state departments of transportation that the agency will allow food trucks to operate and sell food at federally funded interstate highway rest areas to support commercial truck drivers during the coronavirus emergency.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 3, 2020
Government, Safety

FHWA Distributes $653 Million for Emergency Infrastructure Repairs

Hurricane Maria damage in Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria damage in Puerto Rico. The U.S. territory also received $139 million in emergency relief funds from FHWA in February 2019 for Irma- and Maria-related repair work. (Getty Images)

The Federal Highway Administration is awarding $653.2 million in emergency relief funds to assist states and territories that have experienced infrastructure damage.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 28, 2020
Government

Legislation Proposes Naming USDOT’s Headquarters After William T. Coleman Jr.

USDOT building The USDOT building at 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE in Washington. (U.S. Department of Transportation)

Legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate proposes naming the U.S. Department of Transportation’s headquarters after William T. Coleman Jr., secretary of transportation during the Ford administration.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 31, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

Campaign to Address Transportation Management and Operations Workforce Development

Congestion on Interstate 64 in Louisville Congestion on Interstate 64 in Louisville, Ky. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The National Operations Center of Excellence launched a workforce development campaign geared toward professionals in the transportation systems management and operations field.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 27, 2020
Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

FHWA Grant Will Support Autonomous Crash Truck in North Dakota

North Dakota Currently, NDDOT uses a truck that has an attenuator mounted onto it and is operated by a human driver. (American Traffic Safety Services Association)

The North Dakota Department of Transportation will use a recently awarded federal grant to deploy an autonomous attenuator truck.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 24, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FHWA to Release Updated Jason’s Law Truck Parking Survey

Jeff Purdy, a transportation specialist with the Federal Highway Administration Freight Management and Operations office Jeff Purdy, a transportation specialist with the Federal Highway Administration Freight Management and Operations office, said truck parking is a "very key safety issue." (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — Results of a comprehensive national federal survey of truck parking availability will be made public in the next few months, according to a Jan. 15 presentation at the Transportation Research Board annual meeting.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 15, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

FHWA Says New Highway Project Rule Encourages Use of Innovative Materials

Highway construction Getty Images

The Federal Highway Administration has issued a final rule that it said will provide greater flexibility for states to use proprietary or patented materials in federal-aid highway projects.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 26, 2019
Government, Safety

FHWA Issues $871 Million in Emergency Relief Infrastructure Repair Funds

Smashed poles and snarled power lines brought down by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico Smashed poles and snarled power lines brought down by Hurricane Maria in Humacao, Puerto Rico, in September 2017. (Carlos Giusti/Associated Press)

The Federal Highway Administration has earmarked $871 million in emergency relief funds to help dozens of states and tribal government agencies rebuild infrastructure mangled by natural disasters.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 10, 2019
Government

USDOT Appoints Mala Parker Acting Deputy Administrator of FHWA

Overhead highway view Alabama Department of Transportation

Mala Parker’s portfolio at the Federal Highway Administration will include the role of acting deputy administrator, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Aug. 15.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 16, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

FHWA Announces Funding Opportunity for Transportation Technology Grants

Technology Grants Containers are unloaded at the Port of Virginia. A reservation system at the port received a previous year's grant. (Port of Virginia)

The Federal Highway Administration recently announced the availability of $60 million in grant funding for states and cities pursuing projects that involve transportation technologies.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 17, 2019

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