- Briefing Room
U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) was established in 1967 as one of the operating administrations of the Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT). The Agency has been in existence since 1893, and prior to 1967 was known by other names such as the Office of Road Inquiry and the Bureau of Public Roads. Through the years our name has changed, but our dedication to transportation in America has remained the same. It is FHWA's mission to enhance mobility through innovation, leadership, and public service.
The current organizational structure of the Agency consists of the Washington, D.C. Office (headquarters), a Resource Center (four geographical locations), 52 Division Offices, four Metropolitan Offices and three Federal Lands Highway Division Offices. For more on the origin, history, or organizational structure of the FHWA, visit the "About FHWA" link on the FHWA website.
The Kansas Division Office represents FHWA in the Sunflower State, administering the federal-aid highway program. The Division staff work in close partnership with the Kansas Department of Transportation, Tribal governments, and the many other local government transportation organizations.