Funding

The Minnesota Public Facilities Authority (PFA) announced $122 million in loans and grants in the first half of 2020 for water and infrastructure projects in 24 communities throughout Minnesota. The PFA administers and oversees the financial management of three revolving loan funds and other programs that help local units of government construct facilities for clean water, drinking water and transportation infrastructure projects.

North Carolina's transportation needs exceed its resources, members of the NC FIRST Commission said Sept. 21. Ward Nye, co-chairperson of the commission, explained that the state's funding model could continue to cause project delays for the next 30 years.

The transportation construction industry anticipates the one-year extension of the FAST Act surface transportation authorization, which is set to expire at the end of September. Passage of the extension looks likely after Congress reached a tentative agreement on Sept.

Funding shortfalls as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic could delay another major Pennsylvania highway project — the northern section of the Mon-Fayette Expressway from Duquesne to Monroeville, east of Pittsburgh. The Pennsylvania Turnpike, which is building the toll road, said Sept.

Virginia's Dulles International Airport will rebuild one of its four runways and Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport in Maryland will get additional funding to purchase land in the airport's noise zone to ease complaints — two big projects given the green light through new federal funding.

The city of Chicago has found itself needing $2.7 billion to meet its goal of having $4.4 billion to spend on upgrading its streets, bridges and other infrastructure over the next five years. That was the word from Susie Park, budget director, and other city infrastructure department leaders that spoke Aug.

The Lawrence County Commission recently approved a Rebuild Alabama 2021 road improvement plan for the county, to be funded from state revenue following the increase in the state's gas tax revenue passed in 2019. The Rebuild Alabama Act Annual (RAA) Grant Program has been administered by the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) for transportation infrastructure projects of local interest since it was passed last year.

A first-of-its-kind interactive tool that provides the public and elected officials a clear look at how and where U.S. states invest their transportation tax dollars has revealed that Alabama leveraged $731.4 million in federal funds to advance $902.6 million in highway improvements during fiscal year (FY) 2018.

Gov. Tony Evers and Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Secretary-designee Craig Thompson on July 7 announced more than $160 million in transportation aid for local governments as part of the governor's 2019-21 biennial budget. Local governments will receive quarterly payments totaling $160,249,246 for General Transportation Aids (GTA), Connecting Highway Aids and Expressway Policing Aids from the WisDOT.

Gov. Laura Kelly and Transportation Secretary Julie Lorenz announced on July 9 the recipients across the state of the Kansas Department of Transportation's Cost Share Program. These 24 projects total more than $20 million in transportation investments statewide.

Arkansas's Little Rock Port Authority announced July 6 that it had secured $11 million in investments to support transportation infrastructure improvements in the port's footprint. As many as 1,500 new jobs may be added, according to a release from the port.