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In The News
- FHWA Review of the ET-Plus
- USDOT 'Jason's Law' Survey Reaffirms Nationwide Truck Parking Needs, 8/21/2015
“We know truck parking has been a longstanding problem in our nation – we need new approaches to fix it,” said U.S. Deputy Transportation Secretary Victor Mendez. “Now more than ever, this country needs better planning, investment and involvement of all those who have a stake in safe truck parking.”
- U.S. Driving Hits Historic High in Year's First Half, 8/20/2015
New estimates released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) show that U.S. driving topped 1.54 trillion miles in the first half of 2015, beating the previous record – 1.5 trillion, set in June 2007. This is more than double the amount driven during the same period in 1981, continuing a trend of America’s driving mileage doubling nearly every generation.
- U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Awards $7.1 Million to Seven States, National Park Service to Speed Innovation, 7/27/2015
“Innovation requires creative thinking and investment,” said Secretary Foxx. “These state DOTs, along with the National Park Service, are building roads and bridges that are saving time, money, and lives. Now it’s up to Congress to pass a long-term transportation bill so that states have the resources to continue delivering better, more innovative infrastructure.”
- U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $2 Million in Emergency Relief Funds For California's Flood-Damaged I-10 Bridge, 7/23/2015
“About 20,000 drivers use this bridge each day, traveling between Arizona and California,” said Secretary Foxx. “ It is a critical piece of infrastructure for the people in both states, and DOT is committed to doing everything we can to help the area rebuild quickly and safely.”
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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.
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