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U.S. Transportation Secretary Slater Announces $200 Million for States in Highway Discretionary Funds

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Slater Announces $200 Million for States in Highway Discretionary Funds

Federal Highway Administration
October 27, 2000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 27, 2000
Contact: Jim Pinkelman
Tel.: 202-366-0660

U.S. Transportation Secretary Rodney E. Slater today announced $200 million in Federal Highway Administration discretionary funds for 401 infrastructure projects in 49 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

"These strategic investments will improve the transportation systems that are so vital to our nation’s economy and to our daily lives," President Clinton said. "Safe, efficient transportation for people and freight is important to continuing the longest period of economic growth in American history."

Grants were provided to the states in five categories. The categories, number of grants and the totals provided, are:

  • Public Lands Highways, 71 grants in 36 states, $72.4 million;
  • The Transportation and Commuity and System Preservation Pilot program (TCSP), 80 grants in 34 states, $47 million;
  • Ferry boats and terminals, 25 grants in 22 states, $34.8 million;
  • Scenic Byways, 142 grants in 41 states and Puerto Rico, $20.5 million;
  • Innovative Bridge Research and Construction Program, 58 grants in 37 states and Puerto Rico, $18.3 million;
  • Historic covered bridges, 25 grants in 14 states, $7 million.

    "President Clinton and Vice President Gore recognize the critical need for continued investment in our nation’s infrastructure," Secretary Slater said. "These grants represent the kind of strategic economic investment that will strengthen our transportation system by yielding significant dividends in terms of safety, mobility, environmental protection, economic growth and jobs creation."

    Public Lands grants provide funds for the construction of highways on public lands such as national parks.

    TCSP, a key component of the Clinton-Gore administration’s livability agenda, is an initiative that will assist communities as they work to solve interrelated problems involving transportation, land development, environmental protection, public safety and economic development.

    Ferry boat grants provide funds to facilitate movement of people and goods across inland and coastal waterways.

    Scenic byways are outstanding roads through areas recognized for their special historic, cultural, natural, or other qualities. Under the National Scenic Byways Program, the states and byways use the funds to develop and implement corridor management plans, construct scenic byway facilities (such as overlooks, interpretative centers, signs and exhibits), develop interpretative brochures, maps and information, and promote scenic byways.

    The Innovative Bridge Research and Construction Program provides funds to help states and municipalities to incorporate innovative materials and materials technologies in their bridge projects. The new Historic Covered Bridge Preservation Program provides funds to states to preserve, rehabilitate or restore historic covered bridges

    FHWA discretionary funds are made available upon selection by the Secretary of Transportation after requests from states for funds for projects that meet criteria established by federal law and U.S. Department of Transportation regulations and procedures. Congress also makes decisions on some grants.

    Totals for the states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico will be on the Internet at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov and are in the following table:

    Fiscal Year 2001 Federal Highway Administration |
    Funding for Discretionary Programs

     
     
     
     

    State

    State Total
    #
    Ferry Boats 1
    #
    Public Lands Highways
    #
    Innovative Br. Res. & Const.
    #
    Scenic Byways
    #
    TCSP2
    #
    FY2000

    Historic Covered Bridge

    #
    Alabama
    $4,418,675
    8
    $879,000
    1
    $879,000
    1
    $550,000
    2
    $1,100,000
    2
    $610,675
    1
    $400,000
    1
    Alaska
    $19,341,321
    17
    $10,000,000
    -
    $7,035,650
    6
    - -
    $356,208
    6
    $1,949,463
    5
    - -
    Arizona
    $2,145,920
    2
    - -
    $2,000,000
    1
    - -
    $145,920
    1
    - - -
    Arkansas
    $3,450,429
    7
    $244,500
    1
    $1,100,000
    1
    - -
    $602,729
    3
    $1,503,200
    2
    - -
    California
    $12,491,271
    18
    $1,758,000
    2
    $4,203,900
    4
    $2,164,956
    3
    $653,390
    3
    $3,711,025
    6
    - -
    Colorado
    $4,997,840
    13
    - -
    $4,000,000
    1
    $500,000
    1
    $497,840
    11
    - - - -
    Connecticut
    $1,912,350
    4
    $1,098,750
    1
    - -
    $500,000
    1
    $228,800
    1
    - -
    $84,800
    1
    Delaware
    $350,000
    1
    - - - -
    $350,000
    1
    - - - - - -
    D.C.
    $4,398,750
    2.5
    - -
    $4,398,750
    3
    - - - - - - - -
    Florida
    $4,039,700
    6
    $2,461,200
    2
    $395,550
    1
    $289,000
    1
    $800,000
    1
    $93,950
    1
    - -
    Georgia
    $1,587,600
    5
    $351,600
    1
    $971,000
    2
    $185,000
    1
    $80,000
    1
    - - - -
    Hawaii
    $1,318,500
    3
    - -
    $1,318,500
    3
    - - - - - - - -
    Idaho
    $2,297,176
    6.5
    - -
    $1,977,750
    3
    - -
    $319,426
    4
    - - - -
    Illinois
    $2,950,376
    16
    $288,000
    1
    - -
    $500,000
    1
    $1,502,676
    10
    $563,700
    3
    $96,000
    1
    Indiana
    $2,322,694
    9
    - - - - -
    $108,256
    3
    $1,244,838
    2
    $969,600
    4
    Iowa
    $732,318
    8
    - - - -
    $620,000
    4
    $107,918
    3
    - -
    $4,400
    1
    Kansas
    $1,820,670
    5
    - -
    $307,650
    1
    $500,000
    1
    $73,520
    2
    $939,500
    1
    - -
    Kentucky
    $6,442,650
    11
    $144,000
    1
    $2,329,350
    3
    $175,000
    2
    - -
    $3,194,300
    4
    $600,000
    1
    Louisiana
    $3,633,737
    10
    - -
    $1,000,000
    1
    - -
    $331,962
    7
    $2,301,775
    2
    - -
    Maine
    $2,613,472
    19
    $219,750
    1
    $439,500
    3
    $480,000
    2
    $329,118
    11
    $563,700
    1
    $581,404
    1
    Maryland
    $754,875
    3
    - - - - - -
    $520,000
    2
    $234,875
    1
    - -
    Massachusetts
    $1,693,100
    5
    $263,700
    1
    $439,500
    1
    $500,000
    1
    $302,000
    1
    $187,900
    1
    - -
    Michigan-
    $2,585,524
    9
    - -
    $500,000
    1
    $270,000
    1
    $782,074
    4
    $1,033,450
    3
    Minnesota
    $3,560,695
    13
    - - - -
    $500,000
    1
    $571,020
    10
    $2,489,675
    2
    - -
    Mississippi
    $1,442,200
    4
    - -
    $263,700
    1
    - -
    $239,000
    1
    $939,500
    2
    - -
    Missouri
    $2,403,700
    12
    $439,500
    1
    $275,200
    2
    $404,000
    3
    $157,600
    3
    $1,127,400
    3
    - -
    Montana
    $6,057,913
    8
    - -
    $4,307,100
    4
    $459,000
    1
    - -
    $1,291,813
    3
    - -
    Nebraska
    $3,548,850
    6
    - -
    $2,637,000
    3
    $150,000
    1
    $480,000
    1
    $281,850
    1
    - -
    Nevada
    $816,813
    3
    - -
    $439,500
    1
    $25,000
    1
    $352,313
    1
    - -
    New Hampshire
    $2,135,825
    6
    - -
    $1,000,000
    1
    $53,000
    1
    $378,200
    2
    $704,625
    2
    - -
    New Jersey
    $10,566,538
    7
    $5,000,000
    -
    $879,000
    1
    $1,000,000
    2
    - -
    $3,687,538
    4
    - -
    New Mexico
    $7,271,985
    14
    - -
    $3,763,700
    2
    $500,000
    1
    $471,635
    6
    $2,536,650
    5
    - -
    New York
    $4,882,195
    15
    $1,265,760
    3
    $791,100
    2
    $830,100
    3
    $553,860
    4
    $1,174,375
    2
    $267,000
    1
    North Carolina
    $1,211,507
    4
    $753,803
    1
    - -
    $375,000
    1
    $82,704
    2
    - - - -
    Ohio
    $5,308,680
    12
    $879,000
    2
    - -
    $377,574
    1
    $1,012,845
    2
    $1,832,025
    3
    $1,207,236
    4
    Oklahoma
    $1,187,400
    4
    - - - -
    $370,000
    2
    $441,600
    1
    $375,800
    1
    - -
    Oregon
    $4,893,455
    7
    $363,360
    1
    $3,000,000
    1
    $230,000
    1
    $624,295
    2
    $375,800
    1
    $300,000
    1
    Pennsylvania
    $3,207,700
    9
    $1,003,200
    2
    - -
    $1,075,000
    3
    - -
    $939,500
    2
    $190,000
    2
    Rhode Island
    $1,325,000
    3
    $879,000
    1
    - -
    $446,000
    2
    - - - - - -
    South Carolina
    $504,919
    5
    - - - -
    $369,000
    1
    $135,919
    4
    - - - -
    South Dakota
    $5,485,850
    6
    - -
    $5,065,650
    3
    $160,000
    1
    $260,200
    2
    - - - -
    Tennessee
    $708,600
    2
    - - - - - -
    $708,600
    2
    - - - -
    Texas
    $2,913,090
    6
    $879,000
    1
    $229,840
    1
    $395,000
    2
    - -
    $1,409,250
    2
    - -
    Utah
    $2,503,100
    7
    - -
    $1,889,850
    2
    $68,500
    1
    $75,000
    3
    $469,750
    1
    - -
    Vermont
    $3,319,975
    7
    - -
    $439,500
    1
    $260,000
    1
    $484,712
    1
    $1,385,763
    2
    $750,000
    2
    Virginia
    $9,155,450
    13
    $580,140
    1
    $6,098,200
    6
    $228,580
    1
    $423,480
    1
    $1,785,050
    3
    $40,000
    1
    Washington
    $10,030,650
    10
    $5,000,000
    $263,700
    2
    $925,000
    2
    $741,600
    2
    $3,100,350
    4
    - -
    West Virginia
    $7,832,517
    20
    - -
    $2,637,000
    1
    $511,000
    2
    $591,332
    10
    $2,583,625
    3
    $1,509,560
    4
    Wisconsin
    $1,372,676
    5
    - -
    $400,000
    1
    $499,336
    1
    $473,340
    3
    - - - -
    Wyoming
    $7,389,059
    3.5
    - -
    $4,719,750
    2
    $2,669,309
    2
    - - - -
    Puerto Rico
    $540,000
    2
    - - - -
    $500,000
    1
    $40,000
    1
    - - - -
    TOTAL
    $199,875,287
    401
    $34,751,263
    25
    $72,395,890
    71
    $18,270,046
    58
    $20,483,088
    142
    $46,975,000
    80
    $7,000,000
    25


    # Number of Projects

    1 - Includes the $20M that is statutorily earmarked in TEA-21 for AK($10M), NJ ($5M), and WA ($5M)

    2 - All FY2001 TCSP projects were reduced by a pro-rated percentage of 6.05% because half of the $50 million provided for the FY2001 TCSP program was reduced by 12.1% due to the obligation limitation and the other half, which was funded from FHWA Administrative funds, was not reduced. Therefore, a blended percentage reduction was applied to all FY2001 TCSP projects in order to equitably distribute the available FY2001 TCSP funds.

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