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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
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

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