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Grant Advance Notice

Date: 09/09/2014

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: US DOT's FY 2014 National Infrastructure Investments or TIGER VI Discretionary Grants Program: Tamiami Trail / Everglades Restoration
Grant Amount: $ 20,000,000.00
The Tamiami Trail Modifications project will replace a portion of the Tamiami Trail (US-41) with an elevated 2.6-mile bridge that will help to restore natural storm water flows into the Everglades National Park (ENP) and Northeast Shark River, while preserving a critical transportation link between Southwest Florida and Miami.

Congressional members affected:

Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Mario Diaz-Balart
Frederica Wilson
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Carlos Curbelo

Senators affected:

Marco Rubio
Bill Nelson
Should you have any questions, please contact the Office of Governmental Affairs (202)366-4573.