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Introducing Highway Federal-Aid - WEB-BASED Standard Version

PROGRAM AREA: Business, Public Admin, and Quality
Web-based Training (WBT)Web-based Training (WBT)
Calendar Year
8 Hours
0.6 Units
$0 Per Participant


CLASS SIZE: Minimum: 1 Maximum: 1

NOTES:This training is undergoing revisions and this version is offered to you at no cost.


Based upon customer feedback, NHI has summarized portions of FHWA-NHI-310109 Federal-Aid 101 into this self-paced, Web-based format. We encourage everyone to take advantage of the opportunity to attend the full, Instructor-led training. However, for those constrained by time or travel money, this WBT provides a good short-term option.

The overall goal of this training is to provide an overview of the key elements of the Federal-Aid Highway Program. Specifically, this training focuses on the general requirements and laws that govern the Federal-Aid Highway Program, the processes and procedures of project development, and the identification of inherent flexibility in the Federal-Aid Program. NHI is continuously expanding our Web-based training offerings and would love to hear what you think about this training. When you complete it, please take the time to fill out the online course evaluation form provided. We've also prepared an accessible, 508-compliant version, see FHWA-NHI-310115W for more information.


Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the key elements of the overall Highway Federal-Aid project development process
  • Explain the FHWA civil rights programs (i.e., Title VI, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), EEO Contract Compliance, Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Indian Outreach) and their relationship to the Federal-Aid Highway Program and the Federal/State relationships
  • Identify where environmental justice is included in all aspects of project planning, development, and construction
  • Develop a flowchart of the project development process from the initial planning concept through the environmental and right-of-way processes, on to construction and opening to traffic
  • Identify the roles of safety, intelligent transportation systems, operations, research, and development in the Federal-Aid process
  • Identify timing and use of public involvement throughout the Highway Federal-Aid project development process
  • Explain the similarities and relations among the Federal-Aid laws and regulations and other laws (i.e., NEPA, Uniform Act, the Davis Bacon Act, OMB Circular A-87, 49 CFR Part 18 (Common Rule))


New/mid career hires from all disciplines (i.e., planners, engineers, environmental specialists, financial specialists or managers) or FHWA employees who took the FHWA-NHI-310109 Federal Aid 101 Instructor-Led Training before 2005.

If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at or 877.558.6873.

The National Highway Institute (NHI) has been accredited as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, NHI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Accredited Provider status, NHI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.


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