The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation that supports State and local governments in the design, construction, and maintenance of the Nation’s highway system (Federal Aid Highway Program) and various federally and tribal owned lands (Federal Lands Highway Program). Through financial and technical assistance to State and local governments, the Federal Highway Administration has the responsibility to remove barriers from its programs
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) was created on October 15, 1966, after having had several predecessor organizations.
The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER Discretionary Grant program, provides a unique opportunity for the U.S. Department of Transportation to invest in road, rail, transit and port projects that promise to achieve critical national objectives. Congress dedicated $1.5 billion for TIGER I, $600 million for TIGER II, and $526.944 million for the FY 2011 round of TIGER Grants to fund projects that have a significant impact on the Nation, a region or a metropolitan area. TIGER’s highly competitive process, galvanized by tremendous applicant interest, allowed DOT to fund 51 innovative capital projects in TIGER I, and an additional 42 capital projects in TIGER II. TIGER II also featured a new Planning Grant category and 33 planning projects were also funded through TIGER II. In the FY 2011 round of TIGER Grants, DOT awarded 46 capital projects in 33 states and Puerto Rico.
Each project is multi-modal, multi-jurisdictional or otherwise challenging to fund through existing programs. The TIGER program enables DOT to use a rigorous process to select projects with exceptional benefits, explore ways to deliver projects faster and save on construction costs, and make investments in our Nation’s infrastructure that make communities more livable and sustainable. “These are innovative, 21st century projects that will change the U.S. transportation landscape by strengthening the economy and creating jobs, reducing gridlock and providing safe, affordable and environmentally sustainable transportation choices,” said Secretary LaHood. “Many of these projects could not have been funded without this program.”
On Feb. 13, 2009, Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 at the urging of President Obama, who signed it into law four days later. A direct response to the economic crisis, the Recovery Act has three immediate goals:
• Create new jobs and save existing ones
• Spur economic activity and invest in long-term growth
• Foster unprecedented levels of accountability and transparency in government spending
The Recovery Act intended to achieve those goals by providing $787 billion in:
• Tax cuts and benefits for millions of working families and businesses
• Funding for entitlement programs, such as unemployment benefits
• Funding for federal contracts, grants and loans
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The Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division (EFLHD) operates as part of the Federal Lands Highway Program, serving the transportation engineering needs of Federal Land Management agencies in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Puerto Rico, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, The District of Columbia, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, and the Virgin Islands. EFLHD actively administers the surveying, designing, and constructing of Forest Highway system roads, National Park Service roads, defense access roads, and other Federal Lands roads. In addition, EFLHD provides traffic monitoring services, the road inventory program, asset management, pavement management systems, and bridge inspection services throughout the United States and Territories.
U.S Small Business Administration Subcontracting Network
SUB- Net: A place where prime contractors post” solicitation” or “notice of sources” (NSS) for small business.
High-speed rail means tens of thousands of good, family-supporting jobs for California — jobs not just to build the trains and the train line, but also jobs to operate and maintain it. And there’s more — hundreds more jobs will be created for suppliers, restaurants and other businesses along the route.
As many as 100,000 construction-related jobs each year that the system is being built
The potential for 450,000 permanent new jobs statewide created by the economic growth high-speed rail will generate over the next 25 years
Improved movement of people, goods and services
Faster travel on the ground between major metropolitan areas
Congestion relief on freeways and at airports
Because the electric power to the trains can be produced by sustainable and renewable power sources like wind and solar, this system will cut air pollution and smog throughout California.
Improved air quality
Improved energy efficiency: high-speed rail uses only one-third the energy of airplanes and one-fifth the energy of the family car1
Reduced dependence on foreign oil: 12.7 million barrels less per year2
Reduced greenhouse gas emissions: 12 billion pounds less per year3
Cheaper, faster and more convenient travel connected to local public transportation
Revitalized communities and economic development around new transportation terminals
Transit- and pedestrian-oriented infill development promoted
Enhanced public safety due to separation of tracks and existing roads and highways
Export.gov Helps American Companies Succeed Globally
Export.gov brings together resources from across the U.S. Government to assist American businesses in planning their international sales strategies and succeed in today’s global marketplace.
From market research and trade leads from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Commercial Service to export finance information from Export-Import Bank and the Small Business Administration to agricultural export assistance from USDA, Export.gov helps American exporters navigate the international sales process and avoid pitfalls such as non-payment and intellectual property misappropriation.
Export.gov was created to provide better customer service for businesses interacting with the Federal Government. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration manages Export.gov as a collaborative effort with the 19 Federal Agencies that offer export assistance programs and services.
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