Federal Highway Administration Unveils Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act ‘One-Stop Shop’ Website, Publishing Request for Information
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has launched a new website designed for transportation agencies, communities and stakeholders interested in learning more about the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law).
“FHWA is committed to providing easily accessible information on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law as the first of many steps we’re taking to deliver the largest transportation investment in generations,” said Deputy Federal Highway Administrator Stephanie Pollack. “As this website is expanded and updated it will be a great asset for states, counties, cities, towns and Tribes seeking funding from both formula and grant programs to modernize their infrastructure, improve safety and create good paying jobs.”
The new website, at https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/bipartisan-infrastructure-law, will serve as a one-stop shop online for transportation agencies and others interested in learning more about new and existing FHWA programs as well as how to apply for grants and other discretionary funding opportunities available under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
FHWA is also issuing a Request for Information (RFI) to solicit suggestions from the public and stakeholders on how best to facilitate FHWA’s implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. As the RFI states, “In order to make the most of the BIL’s historic investment and opportunities, FHWA is seeking your input on the FHWA-related sections” of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law can improve infrastructure, the environment, equity and the quality of life for millions of Americans, but to realize its full potential we need to hear from the public, especially on how FHWA should address the opportunities and challenges associated with both changes to existing programs and the creation of new programs,” Pollack added.
The RFI, slated to be published in the Federal Register on December 1, can be viewed at 2021-26145.pdf (federalregister.gov). Specifics on Bipartisan Infrastructure Law programs and funds being made available by the USDOT to each state and the District of Columbia can be found at https://www.transportation.gov/briefing-room/usdot-releases-state-state-fact-sheets-highlighting-benefits-bipartisan.