"DOT To Allot $27B To Fix Bridges, Ensure Climate Resilience"

"The Transportation Department today announced historic funding to replace and repair the nation’s aging bridges. The $26.5 billion will also be used to ensure bridges are resilient to the increasingly severe effects of climate change.

“Modernizing America’s bridges will help improve safety, support economic growth, and make people’s lives better in every part of the country – across rural, suburban, urban, and tribal communities,” Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said in a statement.

The funding, which was passed through President Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure law, provides $26.5 billion to states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico over five years. It also makes $825 million available to Tribal transportation facilities.

In fiscal 2022, states, D.C., and Puerto Rico can receive up to $5.3 billion along with $165 million for tribes, the department said in a press release. The Federal Highway Administration will oversee the new program."

Arianna Skibell reports for E&E News January 14, 2022.

Source: E&E News, 01/18/2022