Federal Highway Administration

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New driving totals are out for June and and the first six months of 2016, and the news is not good for those who want to see a reduction in what is now the greatest source of the nation's greenhouse gas emissions.
U.S. Department Of Transportation
August 2, 2016, 11am PDT
Calling it 'mind boggling' that municipalities are removing 'proven safety tools,' the Governors Highway Safety Association strongly endorsed the use of the controversial red light cameras to 'to improve safety for all road users.'
Governors Highway Safety Association
July 12, 2016, 5am PDT
The auto may no longer be "the quintessential symbol of American mobility, status and independence," opines Robert J. Samuelson for The Washington Post, as the latest demographic and auto ownership data point to a change in American mobility.
The Washington Post
June 29, 2016, 5am PDT
A new report commemorates the 60th birthday of the interstate highway system with statistics (some politically motivated) that summarize the state of the nation's largest public works project.
USA Today
June 7, 2016, 8am PDT
Roundabout are gaining popularity in California and across the nation. While they have been shown to reduce crashes, not all are sold on the innovative concept, and when it comes to multi-lane roundabouts, cyclists have legitimate concerns.
Napa Valley Register
May 17, 2016, 6am PDT
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) made official a set of rule changes that overthrow an old way of thinking about street design.
Streetsblog USA
April 11, 2016, 7am PDT
Last year the U.S. Department of Transportation reported an increase of 3.3 percent in miles-traveled. During that same period, use of toll facilities, i.e., where motorists elect to pay to drive, increased 7.7 percent according to a new analysis.
USA Today
March 5, 2016, 11am PST
A big data dump from the federal government earlier this week predicts drastic increases in the amount of freight that will be moving around the country in the next few decades.
U.S. Department Of Transportation
February 13, 2016, 11am PST
There has been no shortage of responses to the story about St. Louis letting decorated sidewalks fade away after encountering federal policy that recommends more subdued colors.
Streetsblog USA
February 9, 2016, 10am PST
St. Louis will end a program that allows groups to decorate crosswalks for the purposes of beautifying and branding neighborhoods. Currently decorated crosswalks can stay, for now.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
February 3, 2016, 2pm PST
Streetsblog USA notes that the federal government is following the lead of California in awakening to the negative effects of Level of Service.
Streetsblog USA
February 2, 2016, 7am PST
After adopting the Clearview font in 2004, ending the Highway Gothic in use since the 1960s, the U.S. Federal Highway Administration reversed course in January and will again require the older font. This small change matter a great deal.
CityLab
October 29, 2015, 11am PDT
The true cost of vehicle and road use is not reflected in the price drivers pay.
City Observatory City Commentary
October 16, 2015, 8am PDT
The Federal Highway Administration may put an end to rules mandating wide lanes and "clear zones," making it easier to implement complete streets.
Streetsblog USA
August 26, 2015, 6am PDT
Americans are driving more, again. Streetsblog dares to challenges the Federal Highway Administration on whether that's data worth celebrating.
Streetsblog USA
August 3, 2015, 7am PDT
Roundabouts, not to be confused with traffic circles, are becoming popular throughout the United States. The Bronx will get the first one in NYC. The insurance industry and FHWA consider them far safer than traffic lights and stop signs.
The New York Times - Wheels
July 24, 2015, 12pm PDT
The federal government surveyed the country to recognize the best (multi-modal) transportation planning projects.
Fast Lane (DOT blog)
June 12, 2015, 12pm PDT
Following a "Mayors Challenge" for bike safety by Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Transportation recently released a "Road Diets" report, providing a geographical diverse collection of case studies.
Publicola
May 19, 2015, 2pm PDT
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on May 18 announced new guidelines for the planning and design of separated bike lanes.
Federal Highway Administration
April 6, 2015, 7am PDT
The parking-protected bike lane on Reseda Boulevard in the Northridge neighborhood of the city of Los Angeles opened to bicycles on April 2. Also, Detroit broke ground on its first protected bike lanes—with or without the parking protection.
Streetsblog LA