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
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