NOCoE committee names new chair, vice chair

May 24th, 2024

The National Operations Center of Excellence or NOCoE Technical Advisory Committee recently named a new chair and vice chair, appointed by Scott Marler, director of the Iowa Department of Transportation, who serves as the chair of the NOCoE Strategic Advisory Council. Laurie Matkowski, at left, and Galen McGill. NOCoE is a partnership of the American […]

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FHWA prepares for Climate Challenge &  EDC-7 EPDs for Sustainable Project Delivery Symposium 

May 13th, 2024

On June 5-6, 2024, FHWA is hosting the FHWA Climate Challenge/EDC-7 Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for Sustainable Project Delivery National Symposium. During the meeting, Climate Challenge and EDC-7 EPDs for Sustainable Project Delivery participants will make presentations and participate on panel discussions to showcase their program efforts and engage in discussions for successfully implementing EPDs […]

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Webinar for open discussion on EPDs and low-carbon materials – May 8

April 26th, 2024

All public agency staff such as state DOTs, cities, and federal agencies (including consultants and academics working directly with a public agency) are invited to participate in the next Community of Knowledge (COK) Webinar on Wednesday, May 8th at 2 p.m. ET.  During the webinar, participants will explore how transportation agencies can use environmental product […]

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FHWA issues $830M in PROTECT resiliency grants

April 17th, 2024

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has issued nearly $830 million in discretionary grants to 80 projects nationwide to help states and local communities strengthen surface transportation systems such as roads, bridges, ports, intercity rail, pedestrian facilities, and transit systems – making them more resilient to natural disasters and extreme weather events, such as flooding and […]

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Virtually participate in the Sustainable Pavements Program Technical Working Group meeting

April 9th, 2024

It is not too late to join the discussion of the next Sustainable Pavements Technical Working Group (SPTWG) meeting being held on April 24-25, 2024. Register to participate virtually. The SPTWG is a forum for information sharing within the pavement sustainability community, which provides technical input to the FHWA Sustainable Pavements Program. Due to room […]

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Webinar – FHWA Low-Carbon Transportation Materials Program – April 4

April 2nd, 2024

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Low-Carbon Transportation Materials (LCTM) Program will host an informational webinar on Thursday, April 4, 2024 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET.  The purpose of the webinar is to provide general information on the LCTM program and to inform potential applicants on the application process and program requirements. Registration is required […]

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FHWA offering $44 million in Active Transportation Grants

April 1st, 2024

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has opened applications for up to $44.5 million in funding for projects that will strengthen safety and improve bicycling, walking, and access to public transit in communities across the country. Photo courtesy of the Ohio DOT. The agency said that grant funding – which comes through its new Active Transportation Infrastructure Investment […]

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FHWA announces NPRM to discontinue its general waiver of Buy America requirements for manufactured products used in federal-aid highway projects

March 8th, 2024

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to discontinue its general waiver of Buy America requirements for manufactured products used in federal-aid highway projects. In the rulemaking, the agency proposes discontinuing the waiver and creating standards that would apply to manufactured products if the waiver […]

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FHWA’s Ocel receives 2024 Richard Fountain Award

March 4th, 2024

The Steel Bridge Task Force – comprised of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), the National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA) and the American Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials Steel and Metals Technical Committee – has named Justin Ocel with the Federal Highway Administration’s Resource Center as the recipient of the 2024 Richard […]

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Geosynthetics mobile app nearing 12,000 downloads

February 1st, 2024

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Local Aid Support, in a collaborative effort with the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), launched the Geosynthetics Installation Notes Tracker mobile app in January 2023 and by early November the app had garnered close to 12,000 downloads. Trinette Ballard, FHWA Local Aid Support program manager and mobile app developer, tells me […]

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