The U.S. Department of Transportation announced more than $2.2 billion for 166 projects across all the states including urban and rural areas.
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg announced that the Biden-Harris Administration awarded more than $2.2 billion from the Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program to help urban and rural communities move forward on projects that modernize roads, bridges, transit, rail, ports, and intermodal transportation and make our transportation systems safer, more accessible, more affordable, and more sustainable. This year’s allocations include more than $2.2 billion thanks to the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which provides an additional $7.5 billion over five years to help meet the strong demand to help projects get moving across the country.
Listed below are examples of projects that are representative of the overall grants that were awarded:
- 22nd Street Revitalization Project: In Tucson, AZ, USDOT is investing in boosting the local economy. The project will revitalize 22nd Street by replacing an existing bridge in poor condition with a new bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) and expanding 22nd Street from four to six lanes with a divided median.
- Victory Infrastructure: In Lyon County, NV, USDOT is investing in planning, designing, and constructing the Victory Project, which will complete the Nevada Pacific Parkway connection from I-80 to Highway 50.
- New Berth 301: In Tampa, Florida, USDOT is investing in a project to add capacity, create hundreds of jobs, and reduce emissions at the Port Redwing facility, which handles construction materials, agricultural and phosphate products, heavy machinery, and other cargo.