A special event with US DOT Secretary Elaine Chao yesterday served a forum to discuss the Trump Administration’s commitment to infrastructure, as well as to announce major investments across America.

Held at the US DOT headquarters in Washington, DC, the centerpin of the event was the announcement of projects and funding levels under the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) transportation discretionary grants program.

In all, $1.5 billion in grant funding will go to 91 projects in 49 states and DC. Click here to see list of the projects and grant funding.

“BUILD transportation grants are major investments in road, rail, transit, and port projects that serve as a down payment on this Administrations/ commitment to Americas infrastructure,” according to US DOT Secretary Elaine Chao.

In addition to Secretary Chao, US DOT Deputy Secretary Jeff Rosen, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), and Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) also participated in the special event. Other participants included Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL-25), Rep. David Price (D-NC-04), and Mayor Jamael Brown (D), Youngstown, OH.

Leif Wathne attended the event on behalf of ACPA members. Demand for BUILD grants far exceeded available funds, according to a US DOT press release. Some 851 eligible applications from all 50 states, as well as U.S. territories, and DC were submitted–a figure almost double the number of applications received in 2017.



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