The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) has selected the following projects to receive a grant under the Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects Program, also known as the FASTLANE program. The FASTLANE program is a new competitive grant program that was included in the “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act” (FAST Act) to provide funding for nationally significant highway, bridge, and freight projects. Congress authorized $800 million in funding for the FASTLANE program in the current fiscal year.
Under the terms of the FASTLANE program, U.S. DOT is required to give the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee at least 60 days’ notice before a grant is awarded to a project. During this 60-day period, Congress may pass a joint resolution of disapproval if a project is found objectionable.
FY 2016 FASTLANE Project Selections
Letter to Chairman Shuster