U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
Office of Program Administration
The Office of Program Administration is responsible for a variety of activities related to the Federal-aid program. The Office consists of the following teams:
The Federal-aid Programs Team (HIPA-10) provides assistance on questions about the eligible use of Federal-aid highway funds and in the development, analysis, and interpretation of highway legislation. It evaluates and implements new legislation relating to its program areas of responsibility. It manages funding for multiple Federal-aid fund categories.
The Pre-Construction Team (HIPA-20) develops national policies and, in cooperation with the States, develops national standards, criteria, and guides related to highway design. It provides technical advice on highway design, including Interstate access modifications, context sensitive solutions, performance-based practical design, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. It provides technical assistance and guidance in the areas of utility accommodations, Value Engineering (VE), and employment of consultants for engineering services and champions workforce development for the Design Discipline.
The Contract Administration Team (HIPA-30) provides technical assistance and guidance on construction contract administration issues, including contract provisions and procedures for contracting requirements such as: Buy America, prevailing wage rate requirements, innovative contracting, patented and proprietary items, etc.
The Stewardship and Oversight Team (HIPA-40) provides a focal point, policy, and guidance for improving the stewardship and oversight of federal highway programs to deliver effective and efficient programs and projects.