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Automated Driving System Demonstration Grants

On September 18, 2019, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced $60 million in Federal grant funding to the selected award recipients for the Automated Driving Systems (ADS) Demonstration Grant Notice of Funding Opportunity. (Press Release)

The 73 proposals are linked below.

Selected ADS Award Recipients


AIP Grant Final Rollout

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery byU.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. ChaoAIP Grant Final RolloutThursday, September 27, 2018Thank you, Bailey [Edwards – FAA Administrator of Policy] for that introduction.Thank you all for coming.  Let me give a special shout out to the grant recipients who have come here from all over the country -- from as far as Juneau, Alaska to Rangeley, Maine and points in...

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $9.9 Million in Grants to Help Small Communities Improve Air Service

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $9.9 Million in Grants to Help Small Communities Improve Air Service WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation is providing $9.925 million from the Small Community Air Service Development Program to help 16 communities in 16 states develop their own solutions to local air service needs.  The Department received 53 applications from 35 states.“This...

U.S. Department of Transportation Launches BUILD Transportation Program, Announces $1.5 Billion Notice of Funding Opportunity

 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to apply for $1.5 billion in discretionary grant funding through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants program.BUILD Transportation grants will replace the pre-existing Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program. As the Administration looks to enhance America’s infrastructure, FY 2018...

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Half A Billion Dollars in Infrastructure Investments to 41 Projects in 43 States

 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT) today announced the list of 41 recipients of nearly $500 million in discretionary grant funding for road, transit, maritime and rail projects through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program.“TIGER grants are targeted investments for our local communities that will increase safety, create jobs and modernize our country’s infrastructure,” said Secretary Elaine L. Chao.More than 64% of this round of...

FRA Announces $73 Million Available for Rail Capital Projects and Operating Assistance

 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced that it is accepting applications for $73 million in grant funding for projects that can strengthen intercity passenger rail, support capital projects and boost safety initiatives that may include the implementation of positive train control, improved highway-rail grade crossings, and congestion mitigation.“These grants are important resources in the Department’s...

DOT Announces Over $23.8 Million in FY 2017 Hazardous Materials Planning and Training Grants

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) today announced it is issuing three separate hazardous materials training related grants totaling $23,870,045.  The grants are part of PHMSA’s comprehensive approach to improving the safe transportation of hazardous materials across the country.“The Department’s hazardous materials grants allow recipients to design and implement planning and training...

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces $300 Million for University Transportation Center Grants

 32 competitive grants will fund research on emerging transportation issuesWASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced today $300.3 million in grants to 32 University Transportation Centers (UTCs) to advance research and education programs that address critical transportation challenges facing our nation.  The announcement includes awards of up to $72.5 million for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016.  Subsequent awards using Federal FY17 - FY20 funding will be made annually...