The Federal Highway Administration ( Fhwa )

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Within the United States Department of Transportation exists an agency called the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) which was created on October 15, 1966. The FHWA supports State and local governments in design, construction, and maintenance of the Nation’s highway system. The Administration’s mainly responsible for making sure that the highways and roads continue to be among the safest and most technologically available in the world. The FHWA core highway topics are: environmental, federal and Indian lands, highway funding, international, research and technologies, roads and bridges, road users, safety, and road operations and congestion. In order for the FHWA to cover all those topics mentioned earlier the administration has many offices one of which is the Office of Operations.
The FHWA Office of Operations provides national leadership for the management and operations of the surface transportation system. The Office of Operations has many tasks one of which is it reduces highway congestion by better operating the highway network so that it performs better to meet customer expectations. In order to accomplish this, the Office of Operations initiated programs such as: reducing congestions, improving operations, creating a foundation for 21st century operations, improving global connectivity by enhancing contents management and operations, and finally improving mobility and security through better emergency management. The programs begin policies and programs,
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