USDOT Emerging Projects Agreement

On October 28, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a strategic partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to help facilitate innovative projects and financing opportunities for a network of related supply chain infrastructure improvements.

Under the Emerging Projects Agreement, the Build America Bureau at USDOT will support CalSTA and interested project sponsors in developing California infrastructure projects designed to improve the capacity and resiliency of the goods movement chain and will assist project sponsors in exploring innovative financing opportunities for billions in infrastructure investment through the USDOT credit assistance programs Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) and Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing (RRIF).

The Emerging Projects Agreement includes an initial list of projects that improve California’s supply chain capacity and resiliency and are ready to begin construction in the next few years. As part of the agreement, CalSTA and USDOT can add and remove projects in the future.