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Tennessee to receive $1.2B in federal transportation funds from bipartisan infrastructure law


The state of Tennessee will receive more than $1.2 billion from the federal government for roads and bridges thanks to the new bipartisan infrastructure law. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced the state will receive $1.28 billion from 12 different programs to address critical infrastructure needs, including roads, bridges, tunnels, carbon emission reduction, safety improvements, and workforce development to support transportation programs. The $1.28 billion in funds includes: $641,415,017 from the National Highway Performance Program; $312,039,738 from the Surface Transportation Block Grant program; $67,283,600 from the Highway Safety Improvement Program; $5,449,799 from the Railway-Highway Crossings Program; $41,991,060 from the Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality Program; $6,597,871 from the Metropolitan Planning program; $30,490,016 from the National Highway Freight Program; $27,823,543 from the Carbon Reduction Program; $31,637,363 from the PROTECT Formula Program; $18,815,036 from the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program; $15,405,516 for the Appalachian Development Highway System; and $80,654,726 from the Bridge Formula Program.