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Grant Advance Notice

Date: 10/03/2022

NOTICE TO CONGRESS OF DOT DISCRETIONARY GRANT AWARDS: This notification is provided to the Committee pursuant to one of the following requirements governing the public announcement of a Department of Transportation discretionary grant, letter of intent, or Federal Transit Administration full funding grant agreement:

      (1) Currently applicable General Provision of the Appropriations Act, Continuing Resolution, or Supplemental Appropriation governing Department of Transportation appropriations, containing a prohibition on the use of funds made available unless the Secretary notifies the House and Senate Committees on Appropriation at least three full business days before the Department or its operating administrations announces any discretionary grant award, letter of intent, or full funding grant agreement from: (A) any discretionary grant or federal credit program of the FHWA, including the emergency relief program; (B) the airport improvement program of the FAA; (C) any program of the FRA; (D) any program of the FTA other than the formula grants and fixed guideway modernization programs; (E) any program of the Maritime Administration; or (F) any funding provided under the heading "National Infrastructure Investments" in the Appropriations Act;

(2) Section 311 of title 49, United States Code;

(3) Section 159(b) of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR-21); or

(4) Section 5334(j) of title 49, United States Code.


Title: America's Marine Highway Grant Awards
Grant Amount: $ 3,712,000.00
The America's Marine Highway Grant funds will go towards improving the wharf to allow two barges to be worked at the same time at RMT. The RMT was opened in 1940 as a general cargo terminal, and, while site improvements have been made to bring the terminal up to contemporary standards, additional improvements are required. The condition of the northern segment of the wharf will not permit the safe operation of two cranes working simultaneously, and, therefore, is a barrier to RMT achieving projected barge growth: from a current throughput of 43,000 containers in 2021 to doubling container volume by 2026.

Congressional members affected:

Robert Scott
Jennifer McClellan

Senators affected:

Mark Warner
Tim Kaine
Should you have any questions, please contact the Office of Governmental Affairs (202)366-4573.