ICYMI: NDOT Receives Record $101-Million in Additional Federal Transportation Spending Authority

September 13, 2022

Hi all -
Please see the following email from the Nevada Department of Transportation. Yesterday, NDOT announced that $101 million in additional federal highway spending authority – the most Nevada has ever received – has been made available for state road and bridge projects in Nevada as part of the August Redistribution from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 12, 2022

Media Contact
Justin Hopkins
Phone: 725.208.2771 | Email: jhopkins@dot.nv.gov

NDOT Receives Record $101-Million in Additional Federal Transportation Spending Authority

CARSON CITY, Nev. – This morning at the Transportation Board of Directors meeting, Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) Director Kristina Swallow announced that $101 million in additional federal highway spending authority – the most Nevada has ever received – has been made available for state road and bridge projects in Nevada as part of the August Redistribution from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). This additional spending authority will allow the state to receive federal reimbursement more quickly for planned projects.

Each August, FHWA reviews spending authorization for every state and redistributes funds from those states unable to utilize the full amount originally authorized to them, as well as from federal transportation grant and loan programs that were underutilized during the year. The redistributed funds are sent to states demonstrating projects meeting federal funding requirements.

The $101 million in federal funding authority represents an increase of 25% over NDOT’s initial authorized amount ($400 million), which is the largest August Redistribution increase Nevada has ever received in both total amount and percentage increase. This year, Nevada ranked 11th in terms of the percentage of August Redistribution funds received versus the initial amount appropriated.

To qualify for this record-setting amount of funding, NDOT worked hard to ensure numerous transportation projects were ready to fully utilize authorized FY2022 federal transportation funds, as well as demonstrate current projects that fit all requirements for receiving additional federal funding authority.

“With this $101 million boost in funding authority, NDOT will have brought home more than $208 million since 2019 through the August Redistribution process, supporting critical transportation projects throughout Nevada,” NDOT Director Kristina Swallow said. “This historic amount of funding is a testament to the hard work NDOT has put into effectively planning and advancing projects, putting more federal dollars to work to support good-paying jobs, local communities, and deliver some of the best roads and bridges in the country.”

Despite this significant infusion of federal spending authority, the State Highway Fund, which funds most state transportation projects, faces an annual deficit of more than $530 million – and it only continues to grow. Nevada’s Transportation Funding Study and Advisory Working Group is currently studying Nevada’s multimodal transportation needs to recommend funding options to provide long-term financial sustainability and equitably meet long-term needs of all transportation users.

Additional state highway information is available at dot.nv.gov or by calling (775) 888-7000. Also follow @NevadaDOTVegas on Twitter for traffic and project updates in Northern Nevada, and @nevadadot on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for updates from across the state

Stay connected with @NevadaDOT for traffic and project updates via social media or online.

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