By John Schneidawind, vice president of public affairs, ARTBA
The U.S. Department of Transportation says it intends to invest $906 million through the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program. The proposed funding would be awarded to 20 projects in 20 states, the agency announced June 18.
Congress has 60 days to review the proposed projects, most of which are for highway and bridge work. The proposal also includes funding for ports, railroads, and installing fiber optic cable. See the full list at the linked announcement release.
U.S. DOT says it evaluated 173 eligible applications from 47 states, as well as the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. The collective requests totaled approximately $7.4 billion—more than eight times the funding available.