Key highlights on regulations, policies, and program funding for the transportation professional
The USDOT is advancing 13 vital transportation projects that support underserved communities across the U.S. by awarding $3.4M in project funding through the new Rural & Tribal Assistance (RTA) pilot program.
This funding round covers 3 projects in California:
"The Bureau is excited to work with these new partners to jump-start local projects and better position them to compete for DOT grants and explore innovative funding, financing, and delivery solutions,” said Build America Bureau Executive Director Morteza Farajian. “The response to this funding opportunity was astounding and has highlighted how impactful the Program will be for our rural and Tribal communities. This is just the beginning.”
RTA joins the Thriving Communities Program, the Regional Infrastructure Accelerators, and other new technical assistance opportunities that seek to ensure communities have the tools to access federal funding and financing for transformative infrastructure projects.
Read the full announcement here
RTA grants require no local match and may be used to hire staff or advisors to assist with early development activities, including feasibility studies, preliminary engineering, environmental review, revenue forecasting, statutory analysis, and negotiation of agreements.
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— Robert Brady
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