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Grant Advance Notice

Date: 06/25/2021

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: FY21 INFRA Grant Awards
Grant Amount: $ 46,868,000.00
The Georgia Ports Authority will be awarded $46,868,000 to build a new inland container port along the I-85/I-985 corridor in an unincorporated area of Gainesville, which will be linked with the Port of Savannah by direct, 324-mile intermodal freight rail service. The project would divert truck traffic to intermodal rail transportation to and from the port. The new facility would have a capacity of 200,000 lifts per year on a 104-acre site at the Gateway Industrial Centre north of Gainesville. It would include six railroad tracks with a combined length of approximately 18,000 feet connecting with the Norfolk Southern Crescent Corridor and secure, efficient gate facilities for truck access, featuring two inbound lanes with a kiosk and two outbound lanes with a kiosk.

Congressional members affected:

Andrew Clyde

Senators affected:

Jon Ossoff
Raphael Warnock
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