DOT proposes $856 million for roads, rails, and ports

FreightWaves |

By John Gallagher | July 30, 2019

The U.S. Department of Transportation has proposed $856 million in 2019 for a grant program aimed at freight-specific projects.

The Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program, created in 2015, is making competitive grants available for 10 “large projects” (between $36 and $125 million) and 10 “small” projects (between $5 and $13 million).

“We’re especially pleased to see money going to the Howard Street Tunnel project,” Elaine Nessle, executive director of the Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors, told FreightWaves. “This will allow for increased freight capacity at a chokepoint that diminished the volume that could move in that critical north-south corridor. This should clear that up and allow for more throughput – it’s a project that has been searching for money for a long time.”

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