US Department of Transport (USDOT) has awarded $220m of funds to develop 18 port projects across 15 states and territories.
The funding is designed to “assist in the improvement of port facilities” and bolster freight capacity across the country.
Delivered through the Port Infrastructure Development Program, the funds are another example of the role infrastructure is set to play in the economic recovery from the impact of Covid-19.
“This $220m in federal grants will improve America’s ports with nearly half the projects are located in Opportunity Zones, which were established to revitalize economically distressed communities,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao.
The ports are located in California, Alaska, Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Maine, Missouri, Ohio, Oregon, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Virginia, the US Virgin Islands, Washington and two in Texas.
More information on the projects can be found by clicking here.