U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
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Washington, DC 20590
In The News
- Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act or "FAST Act"
- FHWA Review of the ET-Plus
- U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces $8 Million for Tribal Transportation Safety Improvements, 4/26/2016
“Like the rest of the country, America’s tribal communities need a greater investment in transportation options that will improve their quality of life,” said Secretary Foxx. “These important funds will not only improve safety, but increase economic opportunity for the people living in these communities.”
- U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $750,000 For Emergency Repairs to Federal Roads Throughout Northern California, 4/26/2016
“Thousands of drivers use these roads each year – especially during the heavy tourism months of summer," said Secretary Foxx. “We are committed to doing everything we can to help repair and reopen these federal routes quickly and safely, to ensure the people and businesses of California do not suffer economically.”
- FHWA Proposes New Performance Measures to Reduce Congestion on the Nation's Highways, 4/18/2016
“The Department is taking a major step to improve accountability and address the costly congestion problem that is plaguing our nation every day. Commuters and truck drivers from every State and region will be able to learn valuable information about how transportation investments are performing in delivering reliable highway travel with minimal delays and less air pollution,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “We are also taking a hard look at how to track progress on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transportation, and I’m looking forward to what we hear back on this important topic.”
- USDOT Releases Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Limits Study Report to Congress, 4/14/2016
The Department was called upon in the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) to study the issues associated with trucks operating within and in excess of current size and weight limits.
- 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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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 April 25, 2016