- Briefing Room
U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act or "FAST Act"
On December 4, 2015, President Obama signed the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act (Pub. L. No. 114-94) into law—the first federal law in over a decade to provide long-term funding certainty for surface transportation infrastructure planning and investment. The FAST Act authorizes $305 billion over fiscal years 2016 through 2020 for highway, highway and motor vehicle safety, public transportation, motor carrier safety, hazardous materials safety, rail, and research, technology, and statistics programs. The FAST Act maintains our focus on safety, keeps intact the established structure of the various highway-related programs we manage, continues efforts to streamline project delivery and, for the first time, provides a dedicated source of federal dollars for freight projects. With the enactment of the FAST Act, states and local governments are now moving forward with critical transportation projects with the confidence that they will have a federal partner over the long term.
Since December, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has been hitting the road toward fast and effective implementation of the FAST Act, and this website will be your one-stop shop for everything from fact sheets and funding notices to guidance, regulations and presentations.
We will add new information and regular updates as implementation progresses, and we invite you to come along for the ride. Visit us often to see our progress in 2016 by clicking on the signs above.
Some of FHWA’s priorities for the first year of FAST Act implementation include:
Getting funding in the hands of states, locals, Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), tribes, and others who can put it to use throughout the country;
Issuing guidance to fill in the details of the new law and to answer stakeholder questions; and
Making progress on regulations related to the FAST Act.
For more information regarding the FAST Act, including provisions that impact other agencies within the U.S. Department of Transportation, please visit the Department's FAST Act website.