U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
The Legislative Analysis Team has a broad range of responsibilities related to Congress, Federal legislation, and the Federal-aid highway program. It analyzes Congressional proposals concerning highways, with an emphasis on policy implications, highway funding, program structure, and cross-cutting features. The Legislative Analysis Team coordinates the Agency's development and implementation of highway authorization bills. It also briefs and instructs Congressional staff, State officials, and Federal agency personnel on the program, highway funding, and related Federal law.
The Policy Communications Team manages the FHWA briefing process for FHWA and USDOT leadership. This work includes building and maintaining an electronic library of briefing material, establishing a consistent and accessible data management process, and designing templates for presentations and briefing papers. The Team works with an agency-wide network of briefing coordinators from every FHWA headquarters and field office. The Team also oversees the Office of Policy and Governmental Affairs' public outreach and communications and ensures quality control for FHWA Reports to Congress.
The Congressional Affairs Team acts as the central point of contact between FHWA staff and Congress, developing and maintaining productive working relationships. The Team responds to Congressional requests for technical assistance and reports on project status, liaises with FHWA program offices and field staff to prepare timely responses, and coordinates and manages meetings and conference calls among FHWA personnel and Congressional staff. The Team advises FHWA leadership and staff on Congressional perspectives. The team also serves as a main point of contact for meetings with local officials and fly-in groups such as local Chambers of Commerce and local delegations who travel to Washington, D.C. and meet with FHWA and DOT officials regarding surface transportation priorities.