USDOT Announces $1.8 Billion Funding to Modernize America

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced $1.8 billion in funding for projects to address the country’s aging infrastructure.

This funding comes from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity grant program, aimed at transportation and supply chain-related projects of local and regional significance.

Over a dozen projects totaling more than $163 million are specifically related to freight. These include:

– $25 million to Wrangell City and Borough in Alaska for the Wrangell Harbor Basin project to improve freight transport.
– $25 million to the Arkansas Department of Transportation for an I-49 extension to boost freight movement.
– $21.2 million to Menominee, Michigan, for redeveloping Menominee Harbor’s general cargo transportation terminal.
– $21.2 million to the Puerto Rico Ports Authority for reconstructing Wharf D at the Puerto Nuevo Docks, enhancing safety conditions.
– $17.9 million to the Port of Bellingham in Washington for a shipping terminal rail connection to reduce truck traffic.
– $15 million to Bernalillo County, New Mexico, to develop a regional supply chain system spanning 805 miles through California, Arizona, and New Mexico.
– $6.1 million to the Northern Nevada Development Authority to expand the Western Nevada Transload.
– $5.6 million to the New York City Department of Transportation to create an Urban Freight Mobility Collaborative, encouraging the use of cargo bikes.
– $5 million to the San Diego Unified Port District for redeveloping the 10th Avenue Marine Terminal to enhance cargo handling.
– $3.9 million to Nulato Village in Alaska for a port development project to reduce shipping costs.
– $3.6 million to Green River, Utah, for the West Industrial Park Utilities Plan to create more efficient freight routes.
– $3.2 million to the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe in South Dakota to improve roadways for efficient goods transportation.
– $3 million to York, Alabama, for planning improvements to railroad-highway crossings to address idling freight trains.
– $3 million to the American Samoa Government Department of Port Administration for a master plan for the Port of Pago Pago.
– $1.6 million to the West Piedmont Planning District Commission in Virginia for the Route 122 Regional Corridor Plan, focusing on last-mile freight deliveries.
– $1.3 million to the Makah Indian Tribe in Washington for the new Neah Bay Multi-Use Barge Loading Facility to increase freight movement.
– $1 million to Rocky Mount, Virginia, for improvements to State Route 40, including last-mile freight movement.
– $750,000 to Lincoln County, Nebraska, to improve the Nebraska International Port of the Plains, including the addition of electric vehicles.
– $550,000 to America’s Central Port in Illinois to plan a freight rail connection.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg stated, “Through President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, we’re funding projects across the country to make roads safer, make it easier for people to move around their community, make transportation infrastructure more resilient to extreme weather, and improve supply chains to keep costs down for consumers.”

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