- Briefing Room
U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
FHWA New Jersey Division
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.
FHWA seeks to create the best transportation system in the world, through national leadership, innovation and streamlined program delivery.
The FHWA administers the Federal-aid highway program of financial assistance to the States for transportation construction and improvements. Funded through the Highway Trust Fund, the Federal-Aid Highway Program provides formula grants for States to plan, construct and rehabilitate an integrated, interconnected transportation system.
More information about the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Aid Highway Program is available at: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/
As stewards of New Jersey's Federal Aid Highway Program funds, the role of the New Jersey Division is to deliver a transportation program that provides safe, reliable, effective and sustainable mobility for all who use New Jersey's transportation network. This is accomplished by providing oversight, guidance, assistance and information to State and Metropolitan transportation agencies in such areas as planning and research, preliminary engineering, technology transfer, right-of-way, bridge, highway safety, traffic operations, environment, civil rights, design, construction and maintenance, engineering coordination, highway beautification, and financial administration.
Though the Division Office does not select projects or decide which roads and bridges are improved, our technical assistance and performance-based oversight helps ensure that all transportation investments are based on data driven decision making, employ context sensitive solutions and utilize state of the art construction materials and techniques, while contributing to national transportation goals.