$3.6 billion in grants will support FASTLANE transportation infrastructure projects
Posted September 13, 2016
On September 7, 2016, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced 18 infrastructure projects across the country that will receive federal grants as part of the new Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Transportation for the Long-term Achievement of National Efficiencies (FASTLANE) program.
The grants, totaling nearly $800 million, will be combined with other funding from federal, state, local, and private sources to support $3.6 billion in infrastructure investment in 15 states and the District of Columbia.
Some of the FASTLANE projects include the following:
- In Virginia, the Atlantic Gateway project is a corridor approach to improving mobility across the Eastern seaboard. Combining a $165 million FASTLANE grant with public and private funding from multiple partners, it improves and expands key segments of the corridor.
- The Oklahoma Department of Transportation will be awarded $62 million to improve safety and efficiency of high volume freight traffic along the US 69/75 corridor in southern Oklahoma.
- The Arizona Department of Transportation will be awarded $54 million for bottleneck improvements along I-10 between Phoenix and Tucson. To increase driver safety, new dust storm early warning technology will also be installed along I-10.
- The Maine Department of Transportation will be awarded $7 million to improve the infrastructure, equipment, and technology at the Port of Portland.
The FASTLANE grant program was established as part of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act and is administered by the Build America Bureau at the Department of Transportation.
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