The American Association of Port Authorities has reported that port-related projects in Baltimore, Cleveland and Miami will together receive over US$142M, or 15.7%, of the total of US$900M in grant funding for 20 projects selected by US DoT under its Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects Program, or INFRA
The three port-related projects receiving 2019 INFRA grants are:
Two other INFRA grants, notes AAPA, will go to projects that, while not directly related to ports, will help alleviate traffic congestion for improved freight movement. One is a US$125M award to the Alabama Department of Transportation to construct a new, six-lane, cable-stayed I-10 bridge across the Mobile River channel near the Port of Mobile. The other is a US$10.516M award to the Southeast Arkansas Economic Development District to rehabilitate a 91.3-mile continuous short-line railroad between McGehee, Ark., and Tallulah, La.