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DOT announces $1.2B for 9 ‘megaproject’ winners

January 31, 2023


The Biden administration on Tuesday announced $1.2 billion in federal funds to be distributed to nine projects qualifying for a new grant program created under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

The projects — several of which are expected to speed freight through major highway arteries — are too big or complex for traditional grants funded, for example, through the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America program.

Instead, the money comes from discretionary grants provided by the new National Infrastructure Project Assistance (“Mega”) grant program. Eligible projects include highway, bridge, freight, port, passenger rail and public transportation projects.

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