USDOT Awards Nearly $1 BILLION in ‘Equity’ Grants to 90 Projects Across 47 States

Washington, DC — U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced on Friday nearly $1 billion in grants through its Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program.

In all, 90 projects in 47 states, the District of Columbia and Guam were awarded via Capital and Planning Awards totaling $983,000,000.

“We’re proud to support these great projects that will improve infrastructure, strengthen supply chains, make us safer, advance equity, and combat climate change,” Buttigieg said.




 

In a press release, the Department stated program selection criteria “encompassed safety, environmental sustainability, quality of life, economic competitiveness, state of good repair, innovation, and partnerships with a broad range of stakeholders.”

In addition, USDOT said the grants reflect the Department’s “priorities for creating good-paying jobs, improving safety, applying transformative technology, and explicitly addressing climate change and advancing racial equity.”

Per statute, USDOT is awarding 50% of RAISE grant funding to projects located in rural areas and 50% to urban areas.




 

For this round of RAISE discretionary grants, the maximum grant award is $25 million, with no more than $100 million awarded to a single State, as specified in the appropriations act.

See a full list of the projects below.

2021 Capital Awards

State
Project
RAISE Award Amount
Urban/Rural

Alabama

Tuscaloosa University Boulevard Corridor Project

$17,149,167

Rural

Alaska

Cordova South Harbor Rebuild

20,000,000

Rural

Alaska

Haines Borough Lutak Dock Replacement

20,000,000

Rural

Alaska

NATIVE III – Trail to Mertarvik

12,075,000

Rural

Arkansas

Delta Heritage Trail: Connecting Rural Communities

20,482,208

Rural

Arizona

Yuma Multi-Modal Transportation Center

10,614,225

Rural

California

Wasco SR 46 Improvement Project

24,000,000

Rural

California

Yerba Buena Island West Side Bridges Seismic Retrofit Project

18,000,000

Urban

California

Reconnecting Oakland: Safe, Reliable, and Equitable Access

14,507,075

Urban

Colorado

Washington Street Livability Project

13,993,113

Urban

Colorado

The Southwest Chief La Junta Route Restoration Program

2,790,150

Rural

Connecticut

Derby-Shelton Multimodal Transportation Center

12,600,000

Urban

Delaware

Wilmington Riverfront Transportation Infrastructure Project

17,000,000

Urban

District of Columbia

Benning Road Bridges and Transportation Improvements

15,000,000

Urban

Florida

Tampa Heights Mobility Corridor

18,000,000

Urban

Florida

A. Philip Randolph Regional Multimodal Transportation Hub and Complete Streets Connectivity

8,176,001

Rural

Georgia

From Tracks to Trails: Reconnecting Atlanta Communities

16,460,000

Urban

Guam

Wharves Service Life Extension Hardening of Wharves F1-F6

17,941,997

Rural

Hawaii

Honoapiilani Highway Realignment Project

22,000,000

Rural

Illinois

Rockford Complete Streets Revitalization Project

16,384,905

Urban

Illinois

Springfield Rail Improvements Project

13,500,000

Rural

Illinois

Project ROCK (Revitalizing Opportunities for the Community and Kids!)

11,911,769

Rural

Indiana

Completing the Vision – The Marquette Greenway

17,799,282

Urban

Iowa

Drive to Prosperity: Manufacturing

Drive and Bluff Boulevard Reconstruction

15,000,000

Rural

Louisiana

New Links Implementation: Fare Modernization, Neighborhood Transfer Points, Regional Transfer Hubs and Operator Comfort Stations

18,500,000

Urban

Maryland

Baltimore East-West Priority Corridor Project

22,000,000

Urban

Maine

Foxcroft Road Reconstruction

15,000,000

Rural

Maine

Broadway (Route 15) Roadway and Intersection Improvements

1,650,000

Rural

Massachusetts

Blue Hill Avenue Multimodal Corridor Project

15,000,000

Urban

Michigan

Detroit New Center Intermodal Facility Project

10,000,000

Urban

Minnesota

US169 and TH-282 Interchange Project

8,000,000

Rural

Minnesota

TH-5 and TH-61 Improvements Project

6,500,000

Urban

Missouri

West Florissant Avenue Great Streets

18,226,255

Urban

Missouri

Grand River Bridge Resiliency Project

17,250,000

Rural

Missouri

Brickline Greenway

15,000,000

Urban

Mississippi

Rebuilding Medgar Evers Boulevard

20,000,000

Urban

Mississippi

Beatline Parkway

16,808,440

Urban

North Carolina

High Point on the RISE

19,801,253

Rural

North Carolina

Charlotte Multimodal Transit Hub

15,000,000

Urban

North Carolina

Durham Belt Line

9,000,000

Urban

New Hampshire

RAISE Manchester: Connecting Communities

25,000,000

Rural

New Jersey

Atlantic City Corridor Revitalization & Safety Project

10,349,444

Urban

New Mexico

US 64 Corridor Improvements: Improving Tribal Highway Mobility and Safety (ITHMAS)

25,000,000

Rural

Nevada

East William Street Complete Streets Project

9,300,000

Rural

Nevada

Arlington Avenue Bridges Replacement Project

7,000,000

Urban

New York

ADA Accessibility and Circulation Improvements at Broadway Junction Complex

15,000,000

Urban

New York

The LINC: Safety, Mobility & Economic Opportunity

11,960,000

Urban

Ohio

Blanchard River Norfolk Southern Bridge Replacement

7,115,711

Rural

Oregon

Franklin Boulevard: A Partnership to Rebuild and Revive a Corridor

19,000,000

Urban

Oregon

Council Creek Regional Trail Project

12,200,000

Urban

Pennsylvania

Iron-to-Arts Corridor Project

24,448,164

Rural

Pennsylvania

Riverside Drive Multi-Modal Revitalization Corridor

21,158,854

Urban

Pennsylvania

19th & 37th Street Trolley Station Improvements

15,000,000

Rural

South Carolina

Spartanburg County Multi-Modal Project

23,845,187

Rural

South Dakota

South Dakota Freight Capacity Expansion Project

22,000,000

Rural

Texas

The LOOP: Uniting Neighborhoods with Urban Trails

12,000,000

Urban

Texas

Enhancing Mobility within the Southern Dallas Inland Port

8,218,080

Urban

Vermont

East-West Alternative Transportation Crossing

9,768,834

Rural

Washington

Granite Falls Bridge

#102 Replacement Project

22,106,000

Rural

Washington

East Marginal Way Corridor Improvement Project

20,000,000

Urban

Washington

Port of Longview Industrial

Rail Corridor Expansion (IRCE) Project

16,000,000

Rural

Wisconsin

Janesville Bridges and Track Restoration Project

6,768,420

Rural

Wisconsin

St. Croix Chippewa Indians Transportation Revitalization Project

6,640,466

Rural

TOTAL

$953,000,000

Read a description of each project HERE.

 

2021 Planning Awards

State
Project
RAISE Award Amount
Urban/Rural

Alabama

STEP UP Alabama: Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian in Underserved Communities Program in Alabama

$1,303,972

Rural

California

Yolo County Bike and Pedestrian Trail Network Planning Project

1,200,000

Rural

Florida

Ultimate Urban Circulator (U2C): Neighborhood Extension and Planning Project

1,728,552

Urban

Florida

Orlando CROSS: Connecting Residents on Safe Streets

606,000

Urban

Georgia

The Stitch – Capping I-75/85 in Downtown Atlanta

900,000

Urban

Illinois

Veterans Parkway Corridor Plan

100,000

Rural

Kentucky

Holmes Street Corridor Planning Project

616,000

Rural

Minnesota

Rondo Neighborhood Streets Improvements Study

1,400,000

Urban

Mississippi

East Mississippi Intermodal Railroad Project

2,000,000

Rural

Montana

Brooks Street BRT/TOD Planning Study

847,000

Rural

North Carolina

Hominy Creek Greenway and Trail Network Plan

950,000

Rural

North Dakota

Transportation Management Center (TMC) and Smart Corridor (SC) Planning Project

550,000

Rural

Nebraska

24th Street Transit Corridor Study

1,600,000

Urban

Nevada

Elko Indian Colony Roadway Infrastructure Planning Project

600,000

Rural

New York

Reimagining the Cross Bronx Expressway

2,000,000

Urban

Ohio

RAISE Cleveland Bicycle & Pedestrian Trail Planning

950,000

Urban

Oklahoma

Central Oklahoma Regional Transit

Corridors to Promote Economic Development and Equity Inclusion

800,000

Urban

Rhode Island

Metro Providence High-Capacity Transit Corridor Feasibility and Alternatives Analysis

900,000

Urban

South Carolina

Railroad Corner Pedestrian Improvement Feasibility and Planning Project

350,000

Rural

South Dakota

BIA 2 Rural Safety and Regional Access Project

1,800,000

Rural

Texas

I-10 Deck Plaza Planning Study

900,000

Urban

Texas

Connecting Communities in the Southern Gateway

900,000

Urban

Utah

TechLink Corridor Study

950,000

Urban

Virginia

Designing Multimodal Working Waterfronts

2,018,476

Rural

Tennessee

East-West Connector Corridor Plan

200,000

Urban

Washington

Aberdeen US 12 Highway-Rail Separation Project

2,080,000

Rural

West Virginia

Charleston Capital Connector Project

1,750,000

Rural

TOTAL

$30,000,000

Read a description of each project HERE.

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