Sep 18, 2012

FHWA and APWA Launch New Federal-Aid Resource for Local Agencies

In partnership with APWA, the Federal Highway Administration launched a new and innovative resource called Federal-aid Essentials for Local Public Agencies.  This resource puts key information about Federal-aid requirements on a single public website, giving local public agencies a centralized hub for guidance, policies, procedures and best practices for administering federal-aid projects.
 
The website’s main feature is a library of videos covering key aspects of project development and the delivery process. It is all there in the video library, everything from the environmental review process to complying with policies on Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, presented in clear and concise language that users can easily understand.
 
Working with state and local partners, FHWA created this resource to help local officials get the information they need about the Federal-aid Highway Program. The video library is accessible in the office or in the field from any computer or mobile device with internet access. The videos each focus on a single topic and are all less than 10 minutes long.
 
Visit http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/federal-aidessentials/for more about this new resource.