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United States : Senator Doug Jones Announces $12,700,000 Federal Grant for the Port of Mobile

Mar 08, 2018 (Euclid Infotech Ltd via COMTEX) --

U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-Ala.) released the following statement on the Alabama State Port Authority receiving a $12,700,000 federal grant to make improvements at the Port of Mobile. The funding will help the Port convert an abandoned bulk handling facility into a roll-on/roll-off mobile vehicle processing facility. It will be capable of handling automobiles, military vehicles, trucks, other rolling stock, and high or heavy cargos.

This announcement is a tremendous victory for the Port of Mobile and for South Alabama, said Senator Doug Jones. The fact that the Port of Mobile can compete for and win such a significant grant reaffirms its standing as a world-class facility. The funding will help the Port continue to serve as an engine of economic opportunity for the Mobile region.

The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER Discretionary Grant program, provides a unique opportunity for the DOT to invest in road, rail, transit and port projects that promise to achieve national objectives. Since 2009, Congress has dedicated nearly $5.1 billion for eight rounds of TIGER to fund projects that have a significant impact on the Nation, a region or a metropolitan area.

The highly competitive TIGER program recognizes projects that will have a significant impact on a region, metropolitan areas, or our country as a whole, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao said.

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