September 10, 2020
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development, today welcomed the Department of Transportation’s announcement that it has awarded two St. Louis-area projects a total of $28.75 million in funding through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grant program.
“Missouri’s greatest competitive advantage is our location,” said Blunt. “Having safe, reliable, accessible transportation is critical everywhere, but especially around a city like St. Louis where major railways, waterways and highways come together. And, with construction on the Next NGA West headquarters underway, it’s more important than ever to make sure people can easily travel in and out of the region and get around the city. I appreciate Secretary Chao recognizing the impact these investments will have in our state and making them a priority.”
“This Administration is making significant investments in infrastructure, and this $1 billion in BUILD grants will repair, rebuild, and revitalize transportation systems across America,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao.
Blunt successfully worked to include resources for BUILD Grants in the FY2020 government funding bill.