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USDOT Re-Solicits for Most 2017 FAST Act Grant Funds, Combines With 2018 Round

July 5, 2017 - in Financial, News, Transportation

In an overhaul of the infrastructure grant program authorized by the five-year Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act, the U.S. Department of Transportation said it will take new applications over the next four months for about $710 million in 2017 grants,…

U.S. Department of Transportation Launches Infrastructure For Rebuilding America (INFRA) Grant Program, Announces New Funding Opportunities

July 5, 2017 - in Financial, News

WASHINGTON - The Department of Transportation (DOT) is announcing the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program through…

FTA Posts Status of State Progress to Meet Rail Transit Safety Certification Deadline, Avoid Funding Impact if Deadline is Missed

June 22, 2017 - in Transit, Transportation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has notified the 30 states where rail transit systems…

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $106.95 Million Loan to the Colorado High Performance Transportation Enterprise for the C-470 Express Lanes Project

June 19, 2017 - in Financial, News

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau (the Bureau) will provide a $106.95 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan…

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $99.6 Million Loan to the City of Bellevue, Washington for the Belred Street Network Project

June 16, 2017 - in Financial, News

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau (Bureau) will provide a $99.6 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan to the City…

White House, Senate Panel Advance USDOT Nominations

June 14, 2017 - in News, People

President Trump announced his nominee to become general counsel at the U.S. Department of Transportation, while the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee advanced nominees for a senior USDOT post and to fill a seat on the National Transportation…

USDOT Asks Transportation Stakeholders to Identify ‘Obstacles’ to Building Projects

June 14, 2017 - in Transportation

The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a formal request for industry stakeholders to help federal officials "identify unnecessary obstacles to transportation infrastructure projects." In a June 8 Federal Register notice, the USDOT said it is reviewing…

Trump’s Infrastructure Push Goes From White House to Ohio River to USDOT

June 14, 2017 - in Transportation

The White House issued additional information about what it wants to see in a new infrastructure investment package, as President Trump, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and other officials took part in a weeklong series of events focused on this major…

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $527.8 Million in Infrastructure Grants to Airports

June 5, 2017 - in Financial, News

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the Federal Aviation Administration will award $527.8 million in airport infrastructure grants to 584 airports across the United States as part of the FAA’s Airport…

Congress Completes Deal That Protects Transportation Funds, Implements FAST Act Increases

May 10, 2017 - in Transportation

Under an agreement to fund all government agencies for the rest of the fiscal year that ends Sept. 30, Congress approved 2017 appropriations to maintain highway, transit, aviation, rail and waterway programs and provide another $500 million for the U.S. Department…