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: Notice of Funding Opportunity – CRISI

August 17, 2019

August 17, 2019: Federal Register (full link below) Notice of Funding Opportunity for Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued a notice of funding opportunity for eligible projects under the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program. Applications are due no later than 5:00……...

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Extended Deadline for Grant Applications – MARAD

August 3, 2019

August 2, 2019: Federal Register (full link below) Deadline Extended; Notice of Funding Opportunity for America’s Marine Highway Projects This notice announces the extension of the America’s Marine Highway Funding Opportunity application deadline from 5 p.m. EDT on August 15, 2019 to 5 p.m. EDT on September 20, 2019. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019, appropriated……...

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Notice for Proposals: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

April 30, 2019

Notice for Proposals: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD has issued a notice for proposals pursuant to Section 7001 of Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) 2014, as amended. This requires the Secretary of the Army annually submit to the Congress a report (Annual Report) that identifies feasibility……...

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