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Department of Transportation Announces Programs to Join Biden-Harris Administration’s Justice40 Initiative

Thursday, August 18, 2022

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) released today a list of programs included in President Biden’s Justice40 Initiative, which aims to deliver 40 percent of the overall benefits of climate, clean energy, and related investments to disadvantaged communities that are marginalized, overburdened, and underserved.

USDOT has 39 Justice40 programs across five of its operating administrations, including the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Maritime Administration (MARAD), and the Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST), each of which advance the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to environmental justice.

The Justice40 Initiative will marshal the resources from hundreds of Federal programs across agencies, representing billions of dollars in annual investment, to maximize benefits to disadvantaged communities. The list of programs released today is an initial list that is expected to evolve over time as new Federal programs are created or existing Federal programs sunset. 

The Department is proud to prioritize the 39 programs in the Justice40 Initiative that will help communities find relief from pollution and climate-related events impacting people’s health. The full list of the Department’s programs can be found below as well as on the Department’s website here, and more information about other projects released across the Administration today and previously can be found on the White House’s website.