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Highways for LIFE Grants Announced to Support Innovative Highway Safety Projects
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announces awards of more than $16 million to 14 innovative highway and bridge projects in 13 states and the District of Columbia that will improve safety, create jobs and enhance the quality of the nation's transportation infrastructure.
Read details of the FHWA Highways for LIFE
FY2013 Discretionary Grants.
Introducing the Every Day Counts
Innovation of the Month!
Every Day Counts (EDC) is currently focusing on 13 specific innovations for highway planning, design, construction and maintenance. An Innovation of the Month will be highlighted each month. In June, the spotlight is on Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Responder Training. Traffic incidents – including crashes, disabled vehicles and debris on the road – create unsafe driving conditions. They put motorist and responder lives at risk and account for approximately 25% of all traffic delays.
Read more in the EDC News
Fiscal Year 2003-2006 Earmarks
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has released more than $470 million in unspent earmarks from fiscal year 2003-2006 appropriations acts to states for projects that will create jobs and help improve transportation across the country.
Every Day Counts
The Every Day Counts initiative is designed to identify and deploy innovation aimed at reducing the time it takes to deliver highway projects, enhance safety, and protect the environment.
Learn what industry partners are saying about Every Day Counts at the EDC Forum.
The President's FY 2014 budget request for the Department of Transportation is $77 billion - 6% above the FY 2012 enacted levels, including full support for the program structure and performance based investment approach outlined in the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). Read highlights of the DOT FY 2014 budget request here.
Learn more about the FY2014 Budget
In The News
- Press Release: Federal Highway Administrator Mendez, Kentucky Governor Beshear Break Ground on Downtown Crossing
"Downtown Louisville has needed these new bridges for years," said Administrator Mendez. "By reducing congestion, these bridge projects not only create jobs but will allow local residents to spend more time with friends and family."
- Press Release: U.S. Secretary of Transportation LaHood Announces $15.6 Million for Repairs to I-5 Skagit River Bridge in Washington
"We are making good on our promise to help the people of Washington in every way we can," said Secretary LaHood. "These emergency funds are a major part of our commitment to restore mobility and expedite repairs as quickly as possible."
- Press Release: U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Announces $11.5 Million in Emergency Relief Funds for Six States
Funds will reimburse California, Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, Oregon and Washington for repairs made to roads and bridges that were damaged by flooding, hurricanes and other natural disasters.
- Press Release: U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Awards $16.3 Million to Support Innovative Highway Safety Projects
Grants for new technologies will help states improve safety and reduce congestion.
Transforming the way we build, maintain, and manage our nation's highways.
- Crash Modification Factor
FHWA’s CMF study expected to bolster support for Safety EdgeSM Treatment.
- 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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