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In The News
- FHWA Review of the ET-Plus
- U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces $1 Million in Emergency Relief Funds for Flood-Damaged Roads in Arkansas, 6/26/2015
"We are aware of the state's urgent need to repair damage caused by the recent flooding," said Secretary Foxx. "The funding provided today represents a down payment on our commitment to Arkansas for additional federal support."
- U.S. Driving Nears 1 Trillion Miles In First Four Months of 2015, 6/24/2015
The new data, published in FHWA's latest "Traffic Volume Trends" report, a monthly estimate of U.S. road travel, show that Americans drove 267.9 billion vehicle-miles traveled (VMT) in April – the most ever driven in April and the highest mileage for the first quarter of any year – underscoring the need for greater investment in transportation infrastructure.
- U.S. Deputy Transportation Secretary Helps Open First Phase of Colorado's U.S. 36 Express Lanes Project, 6/22/2015
"By providing more and safer transportation options, this project will help move Colorado beyond traffic," said Deputy Secretary Mendez.
- U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $3 Million in Grants For California, Nevada and Texas, 6/19/2015
“Increasing strain on the transportation system is one of the challenges our nation will continue to face in the upcoming decades,” said Secretary Foxx. “Finding new ways to cut congestion can help address this challenge as our travel demands continue to climb.”
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- Traffic Volume Trends
Monthly report based on hourly traffic count data.
What We Do
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) provides stewardship over the construction, maintenance and preservation of the Nation’s highways, bridges and tunnels. FHWA also conducts research and provides technical assistance to state and local agencies in an effort to improve safety, mobility, and livability, and to encourage innovation. read more
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Planning A Trip?
- National Traffic & Road Closure Information
A collection of links from public agencies and other entities that offer information about current traffic conditions across the nation. The links are organized by State and include information on road closures due to weather or road construction, and traffic conditions.
- America’s Byways®
The umbrella term we use for marketing the collection of 150 distinct and diverse roads designated by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation. America's Byways include the National Scenic Byways and All-American Roads.
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