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INFRA Grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) program (formerly FASTLANE) provides federal financial assistance to highway and freight projects of national or regional significance.

The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for FY 2017-2018 INFRA grants has additional details and information on how to apply. DOT made FY 2017 Small Project selections from previously submitted applications under the FASTLANE criteria, due to the comparatively small amount of funding statutorily reserved for Small Projects, while reserving the bulk of the funding to be awarded under the improved INFRA Grant criteria

FY 2017 INFRA Awards - Small Projects

Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao proposed 10 awards totaling nearly $79 million in funding that addresses the INFRA program's small projects criteria for rural projects of at least $5 million. 

  • $12.3 million – La Plate County, CO, for a project to realign 1.7 miles of U.S. 550, which will involve automated anti-icing systems and a southbound truck climbing gate for a “critical route” for freight trucks transporting cargo between Colorado and New Mexico.
  • $9.9 million – Port of Moses Lake in partnership with the Washington state DOT to help complete construction of the Northern Columbia Basin Rail Project.
  • $8.67 million  Taylor County, FL, to upgrade the freight-hauling Georgia & Florida Railway to improve grade crossings, harden bridges and resurface tracks.
  • $7.89 million  Maine DOT to upgrade 22 bridges on the state-owned Maine Northern Railway.
  • $7.54 million  North Central Mississippi Regional Railroad Authority to improve 90 miles of freight rail tracks and a bridge.
  • $7 million  Texas DOT to repair the Presidio-Ojinaga International Rail Bridge and rehabilitate approximately 72 miles of the state-owned South Orient Railroad.
  • $5.72 million  Akron, OH, to build bridges that will separate Evans Avenue road traffic from two heavily used rail crossings.
  • $5 million  Replace and update ferry docking and berthing facilities in Ludington, MI, and Manitowoc, WI.
  • $5 million  New Hampshire DOT to replace the load-restricted Rodgers’ Rangers Bridge.

For a complete list and description of FY 2016 INFRA grant projects, click here.