January 22, 2020
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  • 1:08 pm Infrastructure Grants Awarded to “Smaller” South Dakota Communities
  • 12:29 pm USDOT Stresses Need to Reserve 5.9 GHz Channel at TRB
  • 12:27 pm USDOT’s Chao Highlights New Vehicle Safety Initiatives at TRB
  • 12:19 pm State DOTs Renew Focus on Ways to Reduce Traffic Fatalities
  • 12:13 pm State DOT Roundtable Highlights Asset Management Needs
  • 12:06 pm USDOT Preps $906M Worth of INFRA Funding for FY 2020

The U.S. Department of Transportation unveiled a new interactive map on January 6 that highlights federal investments in major infrastructure projects located in and around opportunity zones; an economic development tool created by the 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act.

The USDOT said in a statement that it has spent the last two years addressing infrastructure needs within rural and urban “opportunity zones,” which are economically distressed communities designated by a state’s governor and certified by the U.S. Treasury Secretary.

The map is designed to highlight various completed and ongoing transportation projects in those zones – including highways, bridges, commuter/light rail stations, and intermodal facilities – to encourage further economic investment.

To date, USDOT said it has issued 13 Notices of Funding Opportunity that contain Opportunity Zones language; NOFOs that awarded more than $2 billion in fiscal year 2019.

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