Amid Congressional Inaction on Highway Policy, USDOT Announces Infrastructure Grants

Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Transportation has sought to address the infrastructure needs in rural areas with its inaugural meeting of the Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success, or ROUTES, Council. DOT also announced the latest round of winners of its BUILD infrastructure grants. Fifty-five projects from 35 states will receive $900 million in federal grants. As Secretary Elaine Chao put it, “The administration is targeting BUILD transportation grants to repair, rebuild and revitalize significant infrastructure projects across the country.”