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Trump’s DOT Retools Infrastructure Grant Program

By Staff Writer / a few months ago

Donald Trump has an infrastructure grant program that has been retooled a bit. The Department of Transportation are the ones that retooled it. It was retooled so that it would align better with the administration goals of the Trump administration. There is going to be some leverage to get some more non federal funding.

Key Takeaways:

  • The Department of Transportation has retooled the federal Fastlane infrastructure grant program to better align with the Trump administration’s goals of using more public-private partnerships.
  • The new Infrastructure for Rebuilding America Grant program changes the grant criteria for the program, which was established as part of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act of 2015.
  • The INFRA program criteria include economic vitality, innovation, leveraging of federal funding, and performance and accountability, according to a DOT fact sheet. Previous Fastlane criteria calling for community and environmental outcomes are not emphasized in the new program.

“The Department of Transportation has retooled the federal Fastlane infrastructure grant program to better align with the Trump administration’s goals of using more public-private partnerships.”

http://www.worktruckonline.com/channel/operations/news/story/2017/06/dot-changes-infrastructure-grant-program-to-emphasize-alternative-funding-methods.aspx

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