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Industry report lays out COVID-19 relief funding to DOTs by state

Latest package sends nearly $10 billion to DOTs across the country

The latest COVID-19 relief package passed by Congress included nearly $10 billion in federal funds for transportation as reported here last month. The vast majority of that money--$9.8 billion—will go to state departments of transportation (DOTs) across the country.

Industry publication Construction Dive has now gathered details of the amounts expected to go to each state DOT as well as the DOT for the nation’s capital, and created a chart detailing the allotments. Its report also details how the money will be allotted and indicates that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is to distribute the funds within 30 days of the bill’s signing by former President Donald Trump, which took place Dec. 27.

ATSSA applauded the roadway safety funding at the time the bill passed on Dec. 21 with Vice President of Engagement Nate Smith saying, “Congressional recognition of the need to continue investing in America’s infrastructure is, hopefully, a harbinger of positive progress ahead as the 117th Congress works on a highway bill reauthorization in 2021.”

Jim Tymon, executive director of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), also issued a statement in December thanking Congress for its actions.

In his statement, he noted that “since the early response to the pandemic, state DOTs have faced severe losses in state transportation revenues as vehicle travel declined.”

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