Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

FHWA Charting Path for National EV Charging Network

EV charging David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Due to a lack of national standards and different practices at electric vehicle charging stations, the Federal Highway Administration is preparing to establish regulations that shape what those stations must be like in states that receive federal funds.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
August 9, 2022

Stakeholders Praise Bhatt’s Nomination to Lead FHWA

Shailen Bhatt FHWA nominee Shailen Bhatt's expertise comes in the fields of transportation safety and technology. (Business RadioX - Gwinett Studio via YouTube)

Key transportation stakeholders expressed support for President Joe Biden’s nomination of Shailen Bhatt to lead the Federal Highway Administration.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 27, 2022

FHWA Announces Plan for States, Localities to Track GHG Emissions

Haze-shrouded Los Angeles skyline A dense haze shrouds the Los Angeles skyline. The FHWA proposed rule would give state DOTs and metropolitan planning organizations flexibility to set their own C02 emission targets. (jpa1999/Getty Images)

The Federal Highway Administration has announced a notice of proposed rulemaking for states and municipalities to track and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
July 7, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

FHWA Issues Emergency Relief Funding to Louisiana

Louisiana bridge damage A sunken boat lies beside a bridge damaged by Hurricane Ida in Jean Lafitte, La., on Sept. 1. (John Locher/AP)

Louisiana transportation officials have been issued $5 million in federal emergency relief funding to aid recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Ida.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 10, 2021
Government, Safety

Communication With Drivers Key During Disruption Events, Experts Say

Food truck at a rest stop in Idaho A food truck served truckers and other essential workers during the coronavirus pandemic in April 2020. (Idaho Department of Transportation)

During disruption events, truckers should be well-informed about the measures that are being taken to help them, experts said in a webinar hosted by the Federal Highway Administration.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 22, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Federal Grants Program to Include Focus on Environmental Justice, Racial Equality

Grants An electric vehicle charges. Vehicle electrification was cited as a possibility for the grant funding. (jonathanfilskov-photography/Getty Images)

A popular Federal Highway Administration grant program for the first time asks those seeking contracts to include a focus on “racial equity, environmental justice and access to opportunity.”

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
July 13, 2021
Government, Technology

Teleworking Travel Habits May Offer Insight on Freight Mobility, Expert Says

FHWA graphic showing truck trends from 2017-19 Graphic from Talking Freight webinar that shows trends from 2017-19. (Federal Highway Administration)

Data on the drastic changes in commuting patterns that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic likely will present useful insight on impacts to freight movement, according to a Federal Highway Administration expert.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 17, 2021
Government, Business

FHWA Issues $5.6 Million to States for Innovation Projects

Michigan road construction Michigan Department of Transportation

FHWA announced May 26 that $5.6 million had been distributed in Accelerated Innovation Deployment Demonstration program grants.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 28, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FHWA Grants Will Support User-Based Funding Projects

Mile Marker krblokhin/Getty Images

The Federal Highway Administration recently awarded $18.7 million to eight projects that will test user-based funding methods.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 23, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

FHWA Awards Grant Supporting AV Truck Project at Port of Virginia

Port of Virginia The Port of Virginia received $2.1 million to assist in efforts to make the terminal “autonomous truck ready,” according to FHWA’s announcement. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

The Federal Highway Administration recently awarded $49.6 million to support projects that incorporate transportation-related technologies.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 6, 2021