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U.S. DOT'S Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success (ROUTES) Initiative (DOT 5050.1)

Effective Date: 10-28-2019

This Order establishes the Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success (ROUTES) Initiative, which will: a. Improve analysis of rural projects applying for DOT's discretionary grants, including ensuring that project costs, local resources, and the larger benefits to the American people and economy are appropriately considered; and b. Provide rural communities with technical assistance for meeting the Nation's transportation infrastructure investment need in a financially sustainable manner.

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Last updated: Friday, November 22, 2019