The Biden administration has made $2.9 billion available for projects that expand freight capacity.
Rail-related provisions in the newly signed infrastructure bill span from federal grants to support infrastructure projects to studying the impacts of positive train control and train lengths.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has offered assurances that billions of new tax dollars dedicated to infrastructure will be protected against fraud and mismanagement.
The U.S. Department of Transportation is awarding $905 million to 24 infrastructure projects. Among those are a handful of projects that involve making freight rail movements more efficient.
Federal funding and private investments lend support to the supply chain infrastructure surrounding the Port of Savannah.
New guidance from the Biden administration includes the trucking industry as part of its 500,000-charging station rollout.
The Biden administration is prioritizing climate and racial inequity in $1 billion worth of RAISE grants for infrastructure.
An investigation of the former DOT secretary highlights the need to restore trust in the federal infrastructure grant process.
Control of the Senate will be critical for the 2021 reauthorization process.