DOT funds to ease truck parking problem, address other issues

$500 million in grants awarded to 39 projects

Posted November 5, 2015

A $25 million grant to provide real-time truck parking information along interstates in 8 states is among 39 new transportation projects being funded through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

The grant from the DOT’s Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) 2015 program will create a regional truck parking information management system along interstates in Kansas, Kentucky, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The DOT says the system will provide truck drivers with real-time information to make better truck parking decisions.

Additional projects include:

  • A $15 million grant to construct a grade-separated highway overpass and a double-track rail line in Maricopa, Arizona.
  • A $16 million grant for improvements to support the accelerated replacement of the Portal Bridge in New Jersey.
  • A $16.9 million grant to convert Dixie Highway in Louisville, Kentucky, to a bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor.

The TIGER program began in 2009 and has provided a total of $4.6 billion to 381 projects in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

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