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Notice of Funding Opportunity: INFRA

January 22, 2020

The Office of the Secretary of Transportation, U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has issued a notice of funding opportunity for fiscal year 2020 funding for Infrastructure For Rebuilding America program (INFRA), formerly named the Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects program (NSFHP). The INFRA program provides Federal financial assistance to highway and freight projects of…

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Federal Register: Notice of Funding Opportunity – Small Shipyards

January 11, 2020

Small Shipyard Grant Program; Application Deadlines Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation has issued a notice of deadlines for Small Shipyard Grant Applications. Under the Small Shipyard Grant Program, $19,600,000 is currently available for grants to: Make capital and related improvements to qualified shipyard facilities that will be effective in fostering efficiency, competitive operations, and quality…

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DOT: Request for Information

December 31, 2019

DOT has extended the comment period time for the request for information regarding the ROUTES Initiative (information below). This means it is NOT TOO LATE for you to submit a comment about Addressing Unmet Needs Through DOT Discretionary Grant Programs. If you would like to view IRPT’s comments, please click here. You are welcome to…

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National Freight Strategic Plan: Request for Information

December 29, 2019

The safe and efficient movement of freight is vital to the Nation’s economic growth and to the creation of well-paying jobs for millions of Americans. The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act required DOT to develop a National Freight Strategic Plan (NFSP) that includes eleven statutorily required components to address multimodal freight transportation. The Department…

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IRPT’s Response to DOT’s Request for Information: ROUTES Initiative

December 27, 2019

Many of you have reviewed the Department of Transportation’s request for information regarding the new ROUTES Initiative sent by IRPT today. Further, many of you have noticed that the ROUTES Initiative is to be coordinated by Federal Highway, Federal Transit, Federal Rail and Federal Aviation Administrations. IRPT believes that Maritime Administration should be included as…

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ROUTES Request for Information (Due 12-27)

December 18, 2019

November 27, 2019: Federal Register (full link below) The Office of the Secretary, Department of Transportation (DOT) issues a request for information regarding the ROUTES Initiative. On October 28, 2019, the Secretary of Transportation issued an order launching the Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success (ROUTES) initiative. ROUTES will help the Department of…

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Notice of Funding Opportunity: Railroad Rehabilitation & Improvement Financing

December 13, 2019

Notice of Funding Opportunity for Letters of Interest for the RRIF Express Pilot Program Under the Railroad Rehabilitation & Improvement Financing Program The Office of the Secretary of Transportation, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued a notice of funding opportunity. The notice establishes a pilot Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing (“RRIF”) Express Program (“RRIF…

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FRA: Notice of Funding Opportunity

October 22, 2019

FRA: Notice of Funding Opportunity for Railroad Trespassing Enforcement Grant Program This notice details the application requirements and procedures to obtain grant funding for eligible projects under the Railroad Trespassing Enforcement Grant Program. Funding for this program totaling $150,000 is provided by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019. The opportunities described in this notice are available…

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Review of DOC Policy in Opportunity Zones

September 2, 2019

August 31, 2019: Federal Register (full link below) Review of DOC Policy in Opportunity Zones Consistent with Executive Order 13853, “Establishing the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council,” (“The Council”) (“Executive Order 13853” or “the Order”) this document informs the public that the U.S. Department of Commerce (“DOC” or “the Department”) intends to maximize the…

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Federal Register: Inland Waterways Users Board Meeting Notice

August 23, 2019

August 23, 2019: Federal Register (full link below) Inland Waterways Users Board Meeting Notice The Department of the Army published a notice to announce the Federal advisory committee meeting of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Inland Waterways Users Board (Board). This meeting is open to the public. The Inland Waterways Users Board will meet…

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