Of all Federal-aid
funds apportioned to the States for the Federal-aid
system, the legislation set aside 0.
8 million in emergency relief funds, which are administered by the department's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), was provided in response to requests from states and other jurisdictions for help to repair federal-aid
roads and bridges.
FHWA, working closely with its State and local partners, recently launched an initiative called Federal-aid
Essentials for Local Public Agencies.
A clear understanding of the Federal-aid
requirements is essential so that project staff at FHWA, State DOTs, and local public agencies can work together to complete these projects safely, on time, within budget, and while achieving a high level of quality.
FHWA emergency relief money is awarded after the President or Governor has issued a formal emergency proclamation, and the state has filed a preliminary damage assessment for its highways and bridges on the federal-aid
A national review, led by FHWA, of the LPA-administered projects in 2006 identified several risk factors associated with LPAs' implementation of Federal-aid
Covenants by the board and ADOT provide additional protection and include: commitments to obligate funds for debt service as soon as practicable after the beginning of the federal fiscal year; not obligating funds for any other purpose until funds for debt service have been obligated; and, conversion of another advance construction project to a regular federal-aid
project to provide sufficient obligation authority for debt service on the notes (in the unlikely event that no new obligation authority is available due to a delayed budget or multi-year reauthorization bill).
Appraisal for Federal-Aid
Highway Programs is a 2-day training that focuses on preparing, presenting, and understanding appraisal reports in conformance with the Uniform Act.
Folsom stated in his disaster proclamation, the cleanup and repair of these federal-aid
routes is vital to the security, well-being and health of the citizens of Alabama.
It also applies to temporary repairs and removal of debris on Federal-aid
In 2004, both houses of Congress approved separate legislation to reauthorize the federal-aid
highway program to help meet the Nation's surface transportation needs, enhance mobility, and promote economic growth.
Trends in highway construction costs are measured by an index of average contract prices compiled from reports of state highway contract awards for federal-aid
contracts greater than $500,000.