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Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act or "FAST Act"

On December 4, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act, or "FAST Act" – the first Federal law in over ten years to provide long-term funding certainty for surface transportation. The FAST Act authorizes $305 billion over fiscal years 2016 through 2020 for the Department's highway, highway and motor vehicle safety, public transportation, motor carrier safety, hazardous materials safety, rail, and research, technology and statistics programs. With its enactment, States and local governments may now move forward with critical transportation projects, like new highways and transit lines, with the confidence that they will have a Federal partner over the long term.

This web site will be your one-stop shop for information about the portions of the Act related to the Federal Highway Administration's Office of Operations. We will add information on a regular basis as implementation progresses, and we invite you to visit the site often.

For further information about all of the FHWA-related sections of the FAST Act, please visit For additional details regarding the FAST Act, including provisions that impact other agencies within the U.S. Department of Transportation, please refer to the Department's FAST Act Web site.

Freight Management and Operations

Transportation Management

  • Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment Initiative (ATCMTD)
  • Surface Transportation System Funding Alternatives (STSFA)
    • Fact Sheet
    • Notice of Funding Opportunity (FY 2017) —
    • STSFA Program Information Webinar Recording – April 28, 2017
    • FY 2016 Awards – Press Release

      FY2016 Surface Transportation System Funding Alternative Program Selection
      Recipient State and Partners Project Description Funding
      California Department of Transportation Road User Charge (RUC) using pay-at-the Pump/ charging stations. $750,000
      Delaware Department of Transportation User fees based with on-board mileage counters in collaboration with members of the I-95 Corridor Coalition. $1,490,000
      Hawaii Department of Transportation User fee collection based on manual and automated odometer readings at inspection stations. $3,998,000
      Minnesota Department of Transportation Use of Mobility-as-a-Service providers (MaaS) as the revenue collection mechanism. $300,000
      Missouri Department of Transportation Implementation a new registration fee schedule based on estimated miles per gallon. $250,000
      Oregon Department of Transportation Improvements to Oregon's existing road usage charge program. $2,100,000
      Oregon Department of Transportation Establishing the consistency, compatibility and interoperability in road user charging for a regional system in collaboration with members of the Western Road User Charge Consortium. $1,500,000
      Washington Department of Transportation Testing critical elements of interoperable, multi-jurisdictional alternative user-based revenue collection systems. Piloting methods of road usage reporting with Washington drivers. $3,847,000
      Empty Cell Total $14,235,000

Staff Contact

Lydia Conrad

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