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Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao, Senator Roger Wicker Announce $16.8 Million to Fund Bridge Improvements in Mississippi

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao and U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today announced $16.8 million for Mississippi to fund bridge improvements in seven rural counties through the Competitive Highway Bridge Program (CHBP). Secretary Chao delivered the news during the Coastal Region Transportation Summit in Biloxi, noting that $225 million in total grant funding through the program will be awarded to 20 projects in 18 states to fund a variety of bridge improvements...

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $12.4 Million to Fund Bridge Improvements in Colorado

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the recipients of $225 million in Competitive Highway Bridge Program (CHBP) grant funding, including $12.4 million for bridge improvements in Colorado. Awarded to 20 projects in 18 states, the grants will fund a variety of bridge improvements including replacement and rehabilitation.
“This $225 million in federal funding will enable 18 states to make vital upgrades to select bridges in rural areas,” said U.S....

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $2.2 Million to Fund Bridge Improvements in South Dakota

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the recipients of $225 million in Competitive Highway Bridge Program (CHBP) grant funding, including $2.2 million for South Dakota’s West River Counties Bridge Replacement Project. Awarded to 20 projects in 18 states, the grants will fund a variety of bridge improvements including replacement and rehabilitation.
“This $225 million in federal funding will enable 18 states to make vital upgrades to select bridges...

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $20.7 Million to Fund Bridge Improvements in Missouri

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the recipients of $225 million in Competitive Highway Bridge Program (CHBP) grant funding, including $20.7 million for Missouri’s FARM Bridge Program. Awarded to 20 projects in 18 states, the grants will fund a variety of bridge improvements including replacement and rehabilitation.
“This $225 million in federal funding will enable 18 states to make vital upgrades to select bridges in rural areas,” said U.S....

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $6.2 Million to Fund Bridge Improvements in Idaho

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the recipients of $225 million in Competitive Highway Bridge Program (CHBP) grant funding, including $6.2 million for Idaho to fund bridge improvements. Awarded to 20 projects in 18 states, the grants will fund a variety of bridge improvements including replacement and rehabilitation.
“This $225 million in federal funding will enable 18 states to make vital upgrades to select bridges in rural areas,” said U.S....

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $2 Million for Emergency Repairs to Flood-Damaged Roads and Bridges in Missouri

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the immediate availability of $2 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief (ER) funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to help repair roads damaged by flooding in the northwest and southeast areas of Missouri. The funds were approved after being requested by the Missouri Department of Transportation (DOT).

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Availability of $60 Million for Advanced Transportation Technologies Grants

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for states, cities and other agencies to compete for $60 million in Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment Program (ATCMTD) grants to fund new technologies that improve transportation efficiency.

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $1.5 Million for Emergency Repairs to Flood-Damaged Roads and Bridges in South Dakota

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the immediate availability of $1.5 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief (ER) funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to help repair flood-damaged roads and bridges in South Dakota. The funds were approved shortly after being requested by the South Dakota Department of Transportation.