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Emergency Bridge Repairs to Cost DOT $232 Million

Posted By YM Administrator, Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The federal government is set to spend $232 million to repair roads and bridges damaged by recent storms, The Hill reports. Funding will come from the Federal Highway Administration’s Emergency Relief Program and will go to 26 states and Puerto Rico. Still, officials say this spending is just a “drop in the bucket compared to the amount of infrastructure funding that is needed to improve the U.S. transportation system.”


The Hill quoted Federal Highway Administrator Gregory Nadeau as saying the following in a statement: “We want states to know that they can go ahead and expedite repairs where they are needed most following a disaster and that they will be repaid. It is our top priority to help states and their communities that have been hurt by storms like these — so their residents can get back to traveling freely and safely again.”


Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has also asked Congress to approve President Obama’s transportation plan, which would spend $478 billion on transportation projects in the next six years. (Read More)


Tags:  478 billion  DOT  ederal Highway Administration’s Emergency Relief P  nthony Foxx  regory Nadeau  resident Obama’s transportation plan 

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