• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

The Federal Regulatory Directory, Eighteenth Edition continues to offer a clear path through the maze of complex federal agencies and regulations, providing to-the-point analysis of regulations. Information-packed profiles of more than 100 federal agencies and departments detail the history, structure, purpose, actions, and key contacts for every regulatory agency in the U.S. government. Now updated with an improved searching structure, the Federal Regulatory Directory continues to be the leading reference for understanding federal regulations, providing a richer, more targeted exploration than is possible by cobbling together electronic and print sources.

Federal Highway Administration
Federal highway administration
■ Introduction

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), an agency within the Department of Transportation (DOT), sets functional safety standards for the design, construction, and maintenance of the nation’s highways. The FHWA administers the federal highway program, which distributes federal funds to the states to construct and improve the federal-aid highway systems. The National Highway System Designation Act of 1995 designated roughly 160,000 miles of interstate highways and other heavily traveled roads as the National Highway System (NHS).

The FHWA is headed by an administrator who is appointed by the president and confirmed ...

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