US Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg has announced the award of more than $241 million in discretionary grant funding for 25 projects to improve port facilities in 19 states and one territory through the Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP). The projects awarded grants include coastal seaports, Great Lakes ports, and inland river ports. The funding includes $52.3M to the Port of Long Beach for Pier B on-dock rail facility development and $16.7M to the Port of Tacoma for a off-dock container support facility as part of the port’s capital improvement program to modernize and optimize the use of its container terminals and support facilities. The project improves 24.5 acres of land adjacent to the Husky, West Sitcum, and Washington United terminals and will help improve the movement of goods through the facility. The PIDP is in its third year and has already awarded $492 million for 32 projects of regional and national economic significance within its first two years.