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Feds award $275 million to ease truck congestion

June 30, 2021

Highway expansion projects aimed at improving the flow of truck freight in seven parts of the country will collect roughly $275 million from federal coffers in the latest round of discretionary grants awards.

The projects account for approximately 30% of the $905 million awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) 2021 Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grants, which were also awarded to port and rail projects.

“These timely investments in our infrastructure will create jobs and support regional economies, while helping to spur innovation, confront climate change and address inequities across the country,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg in announcing the grants on Wednesday. The 24 awards are subject to a 60-day review period before the money can be distributed.

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