U.S. Department of Transportation Selects Small Projects to Receive Fiscal Year 2017 Grants
The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) has selected the following small projects to receive a grant under the Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects Program, also known as the INFRA program or the FASTLANE program. The program is a 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 $850 million in funding for the program in fiscal year 2017. Ten percent of that funding is reserved for small projects. Under the program’s terms, 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.
U.S. DOT recently announced that it is changing the name of the FASTLANE program to the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America or INFRA program. U.S. DOT also issued a new notice of funding opportunity for the remaining fiscal year 2017 funding as well as the fiscal year 2018 funding. Applications for the INFRA program are due to U.S. DOT by 8:00 p.m. on November 2, 2017.
FY 2017 Letter to Chairman Shuster
FY 2016 FASTLANE Project Selections
Letter to Chairman Shuster