Key highlights on regulations, policies, and program funding for the transportation professional
On November 3, 2023, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced over $653M to fund 41 port improvement projects across the nation under the Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP).
Awards include more than $172.8M for 26 small ports to continue to improve and expand their capacity to move freight reliably and efficiently, thereby boosting local and regional economies while protecting surrounding communities from air pollution.
Projects were selected based on their ability to improve the safety, efficiency, or reliability of the movement of goods, as well as on how well they would improve port resilience. Other factors included how well the project would enhance economic vitality, support workforce development, and address climate change and sustainability.
4 Ports in California were awarded, capturing more than $74M in total funding:
The Port Infrastructure Development Program provides discretionary grants for projects that improve the safety, efficiency, and/or reliability of goods movement in, out, and around, a port.
PIDP funds ports in urban/rural areas for planning and capital projects, but also includes a set-aside for small ports to improve and expand their capacity to move freight reliably and efficiently and support local economies.
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