U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
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In The News
- Hurricane Harvey Emergency Relief Information
- Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act or "FAST Act"
- Beyond Traffic 2045 National Freight Strategy Framework
- Older Drivers Set Record For Second Year, 12/1/2017
The largest single-year percentage increase in licensed drivers that year was among those who are between 75-79 years old, increasing by 4.98 percent over the previous year. Except for five states - Michigan, Oklahoma, South Dakota, West Virginia and Wyoming - the nation saw increases among licensed drivers in 2016 compared to the previous year.
- U.S. Department of Transportation Provides Additional $36 Million to Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands for Repairs to Hurricane-Damaged Roads and Bridges, 11/27/2017
“These additional funds are part of the Department’s long term commitment to helping the people of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands rebuild and recover from devastating storms,” said Transportation Secretary Chao.
- FHWA’s ‘Traffic Incident Management’ Program Reaches New Milestone, 11/16/2017
“The courage and dedication of America’s emergency responders is inspiring as well as life-saving,” said Secretary Chao. “Traffic Incident Management training helps save the lives of first responders, who put their own safety at risk every day when they go to work and respond to our nation’s highway crashes.”
- FHWA Awards More than $15 Million to Six States for Exploring New Ways to Pay for Highways, 10/6/2017
“To ensure the U.S. road system is the best in the world, we can no longer rely solely on the federal gas tax and the Highway Trust Fund,” said Acting FHWA Administrator Brandye L. Hendrickson. “New sources of funding for the design, construction and repair of our nation’s roadways have never been more necessary, and these grants will help open the door to new financial innovations.”
- Traffic Volume Trends
Monthly report based on hourly traffic count data.
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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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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 November 30, 2017