In early September, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg visited the Port of Los Angeles to announce a $20 million infrastructure grant for a critical road-railway grade separation project at the facility. The funds are part of the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program which is part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
A total of $2.2 billion was made available through the program this year and US DOT received $13 billion in applications for the funding.
"The projects that rose to the top are ones that demonstrated clear and compelling value to the American people," Buttigieg said at the event. "And everyone who worked on that here has a lot to be proud of."
Three projects from Oregon valued at $20.2 million were selected and a total of seven projects from Washington were chosen for $97.7 million in funding. Alaska had three projects selected for a total of $43.5 million in funding.
Washington RAISE Grant Recipients
|Connecting Lynnwood: Poplar Way Bridge||City of Lynwood||$25 million|
|Airport Road Multimodal Regional Access Improvements||City of Pullman||$1 million|
|Bothell Way NE Multimodal Improvements||City of Bothell||$19 million|
|Heritage Connectivity Trains - Phase 1||Washington State Dept. of Transportation||$1 million|
|Lummi Island Ferry Replacement and System Modernization Project||Whatcom County||$25 million|
|Pines Road/BNSF Grade Separation Project||City of Spokane Valley||$21.7 million|
|Reconnecting I-90 Communities||Washington State Dept. of Transportation||$5 million|
|Beaverton Downton Loop Complete Street Project||City of Beverton||$2 million|
|Earthquake Ready Burnside Bridge||County of Multnomah||$5 million|
|McGilchrist Complete Streets Project||City of Salem||$13.2 million|
Alaska RAISE Grant Recipients
|Marine Service Center Sheetpile Wall and Crane City||Borough of Sitka||$7.8 million|
|Clarks Point - Ekuk Road Project||Bristol Bay Native Association||$13.3 million|
|Qawalangin Tribe Port Infrastructure Improvement Project||Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska||$22.3 million|
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