DOT awards $856 million in infrastructure grants

Journal of Commerce |

By Hugh R. Morley | July 25, 2019

The expansion of a container terminal at the Port of Miami and upgrades to the key I-70 freight corridor in Missouri are two of the projects that will receive some of the $856 million in federal infrastructure grants made Thursday by the US Department of Transportation (DOT).

DOT awarded 20 grants under the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) program, designed to improve highways, ports, bridges, and railroads. The grants range from $6.66 million to $125 million.

The DOT released the funding list a day after the Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors (CAGTC), whose members include the ports of New York and New Jersey, Long Beach, and Los Angeles, urged the department to reform the INFRA grant selection process. The coalition spoke in support of a report by the US Government Accountability Office that concluded the selection process for awarding grants lacks transparency and consistency.

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