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 | Staff 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

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 | Staff 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

Nicole Nason Sworn In as FHWA Chief

Nicole Nason Nicole Nason speaks at a hearing. (

Nicole Nason, the new top officer at the Federal Highway Administration, was sworn in May 2.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 8, 2019
Government, Fuel, Autonomous

Senate Confirms Nason to Lead FHWA

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President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Federal Highway Administration was easily confirmed March 28.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 29, 2019
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