- Briefing Room
U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands Division
|The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. We recognize that small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength, to building America's future, and to helping the United States compete in today's global marketplace. Although SBA has grown and evolved in the years since it was established in 1953, the bottom line mission remains the same. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Guam.|
|Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
The agency's primary purpose is to coordinate the response to a disaster that has occurred in the United States and that overwhelms the resources of local and state authorities.
|The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is a U.S. federal agency under the Department of Defense and a major Army command made up of some 36,500 civilian and military personnel, making it one of the world's largest public engineering, designs, and construction management agencies. Delivers vital public and military engineering services; partnering in peace and war to strengthen our Nation's security, energize the economy and reduce risks from disasters.|
|The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is a federal government agency within the U.S. Department of the Interior dedicated to the management of fish, wildlife, and natural habitats. The mission of the agency reads as “working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people”.|
|The Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTOP) have the primary functions to highlights innovative projects building roads and transportation, repair and maintenance of our roads, the promotion and development of a system of collective transportation safe, fast and reliable.|
|The Puerto Rico Transportation Technology Transfer Center was created on April 1, 1986 in the Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying of the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, in order to promote research and development in transportation-related activities in Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands. The Center is one of 58 centers throughout the United States under the Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP). The Puerto Rico Transportation Technology Transfer Center provides training, service, and technical information to local officials of the 78 municipalities, the Puerto Rico Department of Transportation and Public Works and the Virgin Islands Department of Public Works.|
|The Puerto Rico Traffic Safety Commission (PRTSC) was created in order to establish a program for the prevention of traffic accidents on the roads. The Traffic Safety Commission has the responsibility to prepare and implement a comprehensive traffic safety program and determine the use of state and federal funds allocated to it.|
The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) reviews nominations submitted by states, tribes, and other federal agencies and list eligible properties in the National Register. Offers guidance on evaluating, documenting, and listing different types of historic places through the National Register Bulletin series and other publications.Â Help qualified historic properties receive preservation benefits and incentives. Manage the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Program that transfers historic federal light stations to new owners. Sponsor the Cultural Resources Diversity Program to diversify historic preservation and cultural resource management.
|The Puerto Rico Professional College of Engineers and Land Surveyors (CIAPR in Spanish) was founded in 1938 by Act No. 319, in order to ensure the public interest and serve as advisers to the Government on technological issues, adopt and implement standards of professional ethics and defend the interests of professional engineering, surveying and architecture.|
|The Government of the United States Virgin Islands consists of three co-equal branches of Government - Executive, Legislative and Judicial. Use this section to learn more about our Territory's government and see how Governor de Jongh and his administration collaborate with the Legislative and Judicial branches to govern the United States Virgin Islands.|