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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
Government, Safety

FHWA Proposal Would Allow States More Flexibility With Design Standards

Highway construction A crew works on a highway. The proposed rule would allow states to undertake resurfacing, restoration and rehabilitation projects on all National Highway System roadways. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The Federal Highway Administration published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would allow state departments of transportation more flexibility with design standards when repairing highways and interstates.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 25, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FHWA Awards $6.5 Million for State Highway Innovation Projects

yellow line on road Pom669/Getty Images

Seven states and the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma have been awarded funding through the Federal Highway Administration’s Accelerated Innovation Deployment Demonstration program.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 26, 2020
Government, Business

FHWA Awards $15.1 Million for Alternative Funding Pilot Projects

Delaware Memorial Bridge on 1-95 Delaware Memorial Bridge on 1-95 (Elvert Barnes Photography)

The Federal Highway Administration awarded $15.1 million in Surface Transportation System Funding Alternatives grants July 9.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 9, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

FHWA Announces Funding Opportunity for Technology Grants

Port of Virginia A past award went to the Port of Virginia for a truck reservation system. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

The Federal Highway Administration recently announced the availability of $60 million in grant funding for groups working on projects that involve transportation technologies.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 7, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

FHWA Grant Supports Automated Truck Corridor on Interstate 70

Interstate 70 sign The portion of Interstate 70 that runs between Indianapolis and Columbus, Ohio, for about 175 miles is the focus of the project. (cosmonaut/Getty Images)

A team of partners including the Indiana and Ohio departments of transportation has been awarded a federal grant of $4.4 million in support of an automated truck corridor.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 17, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Food Trucks Hit Snags in Securing Permits for Rest Stops

food truck Getty Images

A plan by federal regulators to allow food trucks at rest areas has hit some speed bumps.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 22, 2020
Government, Technology

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

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