Committee leaders today released the list of grants that the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) intends to award under the Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects program created in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act of 2015. The program is now known as the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) program. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA.), Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO), and Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Ranking Member Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) made the following joint statement:
“The FAST Act created this competitive grant program to fund critical freight, highway, and bridge improvements in order to provide a 21st century infrastructure for America. We commend the Department for releasing this list for congressional review, and we look forward to moving ahead with improving America’s infrastructure.”
As outlined by the FAST Act, USDOT is required to notify the congressional authorizing committees of jurisdiction of the proposed projects selected under the program. The list must remain with the committees for a 60-day review period before the agency can award the grants. USDOT notified the committees on June 5th of 26 projects selected to receive a total of approximately $1.5 billion.
For the list of projects USDOT proposes to award, click here.
Information about the INFRA grant program is available at the USDOT’s website: https://www.transportation.gov/buildamerica/infragrants.