USDOT gains $826.5m funding

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USA The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) has allocated $826.5m to repair and modernise public transport vehicles and facilities around the country.

USDOT Secretary Ray LaHood stated America must have a solid foundation in order to last.

He said: “The President knows transportation projects we fund from today’s announcement will help provide businesses and families with the safest, fastest, most efficient way to connect with opportunity.”

The Bus and Bus Facilities and Clean Fuels grant programmes include a $650m funding for three years, 300 projects to rehabilitate and replace transport infrastructure and for transport asset management.

The program includes $125m to enhance the quality of life by means of new and enhanced intermodal connections, expanded transport choices and reduced congestion. Funding worth $51.5m has been allocated to help communities reach the national air quality standards.