U.S ports awarded $40m to curb emissions and develop infrastructure

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The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) has allocated approximately $40 million to various ports as part of the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program for the fiscal year 2023. The grants, totalling over $2.2 billion for this year, aim to invest in infrastructure projects that prioritize safety, equity, and robust supply chains.

Port Miami has been granted $5 million to finalize sections of a crucial master plan supporting its Net Zero Program. The objective of this plan is to enable the port to reach carbon neutrality and decrease reliance on fossil fuels. Furthermore, the Puerto Rico Port Authority will receive $3 million to finance a feasibility study aimed at enhancing Avenue C, a vital roadway link that serves as the sole connection to the Port’s eastern wharves. These improvements will enhance the efficiency of cargo operations while also reducing environmental impacts.

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