Shutdown Affects Some, But Not All, Infrastructure Programs

The partial shutdown of the federal government, which began on Dec. 22, will have an effect on some federal construction programs—especially those under the Federal Transit Administration—but other major infrastructure accounts, particularly highways, will continue with little change. DOT on Dec, 11 announced nearly $1.5 billion in BUILD grant awards, but Deery says that with the shutdown, some of those awards “may be slowed down.” The program formerly was known as TIGER grants, for Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery.

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