U.S. Department of Transportation


U.S. Officials Approve $47.5M to Build New Alaska Airport

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved funding for approximately $47.5 million in funding to build a new Alaska airport and refurbish two existing state airports. The Newtok Airport, the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport and the Kenai Municipal Airport will receive funding for the projects, Alaska's News Source reported....


Alabama Hopes New Overpass Will Improve Safety Near Decatur

Construction of the $18.4 million Alabama Highway 20 overpass — meant to create a "New Decatur" in southern Limestone County and improve safety — officially began March 15, despite pending legal challenges....


Louisiana Plans to Spend $877M on 23 Square Miles of Coastal Projects

The Bayou State wants to spend $877 million in fiscal 2022 on coastal projects building more than 23 square miles of land and on advancing hurricane storm surge reduction work along the state's southeastern and south-central shoreline....


FTA Announces $174M Grant for Kansas City Streetcar Expansion

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) on Jan. 8 announced a $174.1 million federal grant agreement with the city of Kansas City, Mo., for the Kansas City Streetcar Main Street Extension Project, which will improve transportation options and continue to spur economic development along the streetcar corridor....


Double Track Northwest Indiana Project Receives $173M Grant

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) on Jan. 7 announced a $173 million federal grant agreement with the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) for the Double Track Northwest Indiana Project, which will improve transportation options in northwest Indiana, including residents traveling to downtown Chicago and South Bend International Airport....


Tennessee DOT Awards Contract for New I-65 Project in Spring Hill

A design-build contract valued at $54.3 million has been awarded to Nashville's Bell & Associates to construct the new Interstate 65 and Buckner Road interchange in Spring Hill, Tenn. The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) did so with the expectation that the project would be completed by May 2023....


U.S. Department of Transportation Awards $638M to Phoenix

PHOENIX (AP) The U.S. Department of Transportation has granted an additional $638 million to complete a light rail extension project in Phoenix. Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema said in a press release that the South Central light rail extension will help the state's economy and create jobs....


West Lake Corridor Project in Indiana Gets Funding Boost

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) on Oct. 28 announced a $354.6 million grant agreement with the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) for the West Lake Corridor Project....


Work to Widen Arkansas' U.S. 67 Wins $10M Federal Boost

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....


Federal Grant Will Expand New Mexico Rail in San Juan County

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....






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