USDOT highlights transit opportunities

The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) has announced its key priorities under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal, with transit opportunities to the fore.

Following President Joe Biden’s signing of the deal into law, USDOT’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) highlighted that the law will provide up to $108bn for transit, which it described as “the most significant federal support in the nation’s history”.

The FTA said the law would boost transit funding for communities all over the country by an average of 30%.

Among the FTA’s key priorities for the investment will be modernization and improving the environmental credentials of the nation’s transit infrastructure.

Meanwhile, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has said the country’s state departments of transportation are “ready to implement” the infrastructure bill.

“State and local transportation agencies are eager to get to work on the multi-modal projects that will provide real benefits to the people of every community across the country,” said Jim Tymon, AASHTO executive director.