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In The News
- Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act or "FAST Act"
- FHWA Review of the ET-Plus
- FHWA Seeks Nominations for Emergency Route Working Group, 8/26/2016
The Federal Highway Administration this week announced it is seeking nominations for appointment to the Emergency Route Working Group (ERWG), a federal advisory committee, established under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.
- U.S. Driving Up 3.3 Percent In First Half of 2016, New Federal Data Show, 8/22/2016
New data released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) show that U.S. driving reached 1.58 trillion miles in the first six months of 2016, beating the previous record of 1.54 trillion miles set last year.
- U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $2 Million for Emergency Repairs to Roads and Bridges in Louisiana, 8/18/2016
“The situation in Louisiana is critical, with tens of thousands evacuated from their homes and cut off from vital transportation links,” said Secretary Foxx. “This natural disaster has been reported to be the worst to hit our nation since Superstorm Sandy – and many residents still face life threatening conditions. We are doing everything we can at the U.S. DOT to help.”
- FHWA’s ‘Traffic Incident Management’ Reaches Major Milestone, 8/10/2016
“This training is vital to the men and women who arrive at the scene of a highway crash who often risk their own lives bringing safety and care to others,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “Besides protecting emergency workers and ensuring crash victims receive immediate attention, these practices reduce the chance of secondary crashes and prevent traffic jams by keeping traffic moving for other drivers.”
- Traffic Volume Trends
Monthly report based on hourly traffic count data.
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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.
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 August 4, 2016