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In The News
- FHWA Review of the ET-Plus
- U.S. Driving in September 2015 Highest Ever Total Miles, Federal Data Show, 11/20/2015
U.S. driving reached 259.9 billion miles in September 2015, and nearly 2.4 trillion miles so far this year. Compared to the same month a year earlier, September 2015 was the largest single-month percentage gain – 4.3 percent – since January, which was up 4.9 percent.
- U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces $282 Million Loan for US 183 Project in Texas, 11/18/2015
“Americans deserve a transportation system that is safe, reliable, and efficient,” said Secretary Foxx. “Transportation agencies that take advantage of this innovative funding approach can build projects like US 183 that support our economy and that might otherwise go unfunded.”
- U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces $1 Million In Emergency Relief Funds For Federal Lands in Arizona, California and Nevada, 11/17/2015
“By speeding repairs to flood-damaged roads and bridges that are economic lifelines for travelers and a variety of commercial shippers in the Los Angeles area and points beyond, we can help the thousands who depend on this route through Death Valley,” said Secretary Foxx.
- Federal Highway Administration Approves Redesignation of Kentucky's Edward T. Breathitt Pennyrile Parkway, 11/16/2015
“This latest addition to the national interstate system is the newest ladder of opportunity for residents of rural Kentucky and the thousands who depend on this region,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “This project created jobs for highway workers and, in the years to come, it will continue to create jobs by strengthening the economy and helping freight move more easily to and from markets worldwide.”
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- Traffic Volume Trends
Monthly report based on hourly traffic count data.
What We Do
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) provides stewardship over the construction, maintenance and preservation of the Nation’s highways, bridges and tunnels. FHWA also conducts research and provides technical assistance to state and local agencies in an effort to improve safety, mobility, and livability, and to encourage innovation. read more
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Planning A Trip?
- National Traffic & Road Closure Information
A collection of links from public agencies and other entities that offer information about current traffic conditions across the nation. The links are organized by State and include information on road closures due to weather or road construction, and traffic conditions.
- America’s Byways®
The umbrella term we use for marketing the collection of 150 distinct and diverse roads designated by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation. America's Byways include the National Scenic Byways and All-American Roads.
Page last modified on November 20, 2015