U.S. DOT Secretary Elaine Chao announced Tuesday the Trump Administration will invest $900 million in infrastructure through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants program, according to a US DOT press release. The funding was awarded to 35 states for a total of 55 projects.

“The Administration is targeting BUILD Transportation grants to repair, rebuild, and revitalize significant infrastructure projects across the country,” says Secretary Chao, noting half the grant funding went to rural areas.

FY2019 BUILD Transportation grants are for investments in surface transportation infrastructure and have been awarded on a competitive basis to projects with a significant impact in their local or regional communities. BUILD funding supports roads, bridges, transit, rail, ports or intermodal transportation.  

The program selection criteria encompassed safety, economic competitiveness, quality of life, state of good repair, environmental sustainability, innovation, and partnerships with a broad range of stakeholders. Click here for a complete list of awarded project grants.

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