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Events

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Upcoming Events

Pacific Northwest & Alaska Gateway Port-Users Roundtable

August 11, 2020
This virtual session will feature an overview of DOT’s new Applicant Toolkit for Competitive Funding Programs at USDOT.  The Toolkit will help potential transportation project sponsors in identifying and navigating USDOT discretionary grant funding opportunities for rural transportation projects. The toolkit provides user-friendly information and resources to support rural applicants’ understanding of USDOT discretionary grant programs and the funding process.  In this session, the presenters will explain the key features of the Toolkit and how it can help grant applicants at all levels of experience in accessing USDOT resources.

Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Virtual Annual Meeting and Exhibition: NRITS Business Meeting

August 19, 2020
This virtual session will provide an overview of DOT’s new Applicant Toolkit for Competitive Funding Programs at USDOT.  The Toolkit will help potential transportation project sponsors in identifying and navigating USDOT discretionary grant funding opportunities for rural transportation projects. The toolkit provides user-friendly information and resources to support rural applicants’ understanding of USDOT discretionary grant programs and the funding process.  In this session, the presenters will explain the key features of the Toolkit and how it can help grant applicants at all levels of experience in accessing USDOT resources.

Past Events

July 30, 2020
This virtual session provided an overview of DOT’s new Applicant Toolkit for Competitive Funding Programs at USDOT.  The Toolkit helps potential transportation project sponsors in identifying and navigating USDOT discretionary grant funding opportunities for rural transportation projects. The toolkit provides user-friendly information and resources to support rural applicants’ understanding of USDOT discretionary grant programs and the funding process.  In this session, the presenters explained the key features of the Toolkit and how it can help grant applicants at all levels of experience in accessing USDOT resources.
 
July 28, 2020
This virtual session provided an overview of DOT’s new Applicant Toolkit for Competitive Funding Programs at USDOT.  The Toolkit helps potential transportation project sponsors in identifying and navigating USDOT discretionary grant funding opportunities for rural transportation projects. The toolkit provides user-friendly information and resources to support rural applicants’ understanding of USDOT discretionary grant programs and the funding process.  In this session, the presenters explained the key features of the Toolkit and how it can help grant applicants at all levels of experience in accessing USDOT resources.
 
May 20, 2020
National Center for Rural Road Safety
This webinar featured an overview of the US DOT’s Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success (ROUTES) initiative, which is focused on improving the access to and impact of DOT funding for rural transportation safety and infrastructure. The webinar provided a presentation of some of the Department’s most recent studies and data on rural safety, and what implications these may have for best use of transportation resources. 
 
January 12-16, 2020
Washington, DC
Lectern Session 1329: Infrastructure Policy in 2020 and Beyond (Monday January 13, 3:45 PM- 5:30 PM)
This session will be a roundtable discussion with senior officials about the USDOT Secretary’s priorities for 2020 and beyond. Focus will include DOT’s Rural Initiative; work on Opportunity Zones; permitting reform; and railroad grade crossing safety. This session will also allow attendees to hear the Administration’s perspective on surface transportation reauthorization. 
 
Panel members will include:
Jannine Miller, Office of the Secretary of Transportation (Moderator)
Dan DeBono, U.S. Department of Transportation
K. Jane Williams, Federal Transit Administration
Nicole Nason, Federal Highway Administration
 
October 19-22, 2019
Reno, NV
DOT provided an overview of the ROUTES Initiative as well as some of the ways DOT’s financing programs can be applied in rural areas. Below are summaries of the DOT's presentations at the NADO 2019 Annual Training Conference.
  • ROUTES - The presentation provides an overview of the Department of Transportation’s ROUTES Initiative along with rural transportation statistics.
  • BUILD & INFRA - This presentation reviews the Department’s BUILD and INFRA surface transportation discretionary grant programs’ eligibility, program requirements, selection criteria, and award project examples.
  • Reimagining “Innovative” Finance & Procurement for the Future - The presentation provides an overview of the Build America Bureau’s financing mechanisms, including Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act  (TIFIA) Program, the TIFIA Rural Project Initiative, State Infrastructure Banks, Railroad Rehabilitation & Improvement Financing (RRIF), and private activity bonds.
  • FTA Rural Public Transportation Programs - This presentation provides a review of FTA's rural public transportation programs, competitive program evaluation criteria, FTA's efforts to assist rural areas applying for funding, and FTA's Technical Assistance Centers.
  • DOT Infrastructure Permitting Improvement Center - This presentation provides an overview of the Department of Transportation’s Infrastructure Permitting Improvement Center (IPIC), the environmental review and permitting process, and tools that the Department offers to assist in that process.
October 5-9, 2019
St. Louis, MO
Secretary Elaine Chao announced the establishment of the ROUTES Initiative on October 8th at the AASHTO 2019 Annual Meeting. Read the press release here.
 
 
Last updated: Monday, August 3, 2020