Monday, August 6, 2012
USDOT Announces Hundreds of Millions $$$ Allocated to Highway Improvements
AASHTO Journal, August 3, 2012
FHWA and the U.S. Department of Transportation (announced last Thursday) that more than 363 million was allocated to 12 grant programs set to fund highway improvements, from interstate rehabilitation and reconstruction to technology aimed at improving safety and reducing congestion. The funding was made possible through the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012, Part II.
FHWA is encouraging states, cities, tribal governments and local planning organizations to apply for the funding from the 12 programs.
The grant programs that will be doling out the funding are: Public Lands Highway; Interstate Maintenance; Transportation, Community and System Preservation; Ferry Boat; National Scenic Byways; Value Pricing Pilot; Highways for LIFE; National Historic Covered Bridge Preservation; Railway-Highway Crossing Hazard Elimination in High Speed Rail Corridor; Delta Region Transportation Development; Innovative Bridge Research and Deployment; and Truck Parking.
For more information on the programs and grant awards is available at bit.ly/fhwagrants. Additional information on MAP-21's effect on highway provisions is available at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/map21/summaryinfo.cfm .
To see the full article from AASHTO, please go to: http://www.aashtojournal.org/Pages/080312hwyimprove.aspx.