Grant Money

The joint Wisconsin-Minnesota Twin Cities-Milwaukee-Chicago (TCMC) Passenger Rail Project has been selected to receive a $31.8 million federal rail grant. The TCMC project will add an additional daily round-trip between the Twin Cities, La Crosse, Milwaukee and Chicago and points in-between, along the existing long-distance Amtrak Empire Builder route.

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced a $1.2 billion grant agreement with the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) for the Transbay Corridor Core Capacity project in San Francisco. "This investment in California will improve public transportation and support economic recovery in the Bay Area," said FTA Deputy Administrator K.

The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) has won another competitive grant to help pay for a project to widen two sections of U.S. Highway 67 in Pulaski and Lonoke counties. The $10 million grant under a U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT) program is the second the project has received this year.

Volvo Trucks North America was awarded $21.7 million in grants to deploy 70 VNR Electric trucks in Southern California for regional freight distribution and drayage. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Targeted Air Shed Grant Program is providing $20 million in funding, supplemented by $1.7 million from the South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD) for charging infrastructure, to improve air quality in the region.

Efforts to expand railroad service in northwestern New Mexico have been bolstered by a $2 million federal grant. San Juan County was among hundreds of entities that applied for funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The county will receive $2 million to study the economic viability of a rail spur, and the design and construction.

A $450,000 U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) grant was awarded to the Southeast Alabama Regional Planning & Development Commission to fund a technical and feasibility study of two Wiregrass Region highway projects. Alabama's Wiregrass Region is named for the warm-season grass that dominates other wild grasses in the area.

The long-awaited Exit 3 off I-95 in Hardeeville, S.C., is closer to reality, as a Sept. 21 press conference made clear. But it's still unclear when construction will begin, how many jobs it's expected to create, and what the economic impact will be. State and federal officials, including South Carolina Gov.

A connector road from Rhode Island Route 4 to Interstate 95 South in Quonset is one step closer to reality following U.S. Sen. Jack Reed's announcement Sept. 18 that two new federal grants totaling a combined $25.3 million were awarded to the state by U.S.

The Vermont Agency of Transportation (AOT) has announced a funding opportunity to provide financial assistance to municipalities in an ongoing effort to improve the quality of water statewide. The state's Municipal Highway and Stormwater Mitigation Program funds grants only to companies with a transportation link.

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 Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) has awarded nearly $9 million in grants that will serve as the final piece of funding for 16 transportation projects worth more than $110 million across the 10-county region. Some of the money is for planning or feasibility studies, but the bulk of it will allow projects to begin construction, the commission said.