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How much federal funding will each state DOT receive?

January 20, 2021

State departments of transportation are set to receive funds totaling $9.8 billion as a result of emergency aid from the $900 billion COVID-19 relief measure passed late last year.

That number is a part of nearly $10 billion total earmarked for transportation spending, and experts say the funds are much needed.

“Since the early response to the pandemic, state DOTs have faced severe losses in state transportation revenues as vehicle travel declined,” Jim Tymon, executive director of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, said in a statement. “This COVID relief bill enables state DOTs to stay on track and support the efficient movement of critical goods and services as they maintain their transportation systems.”

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