The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority did not receive the $25 million request from the U.S. Department of Transportation it needs to build its new hi-tech facility in Clearwater – but there’s another route it can pursue.
PSTA had applied for a Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant, formerly known as BUILD and TIGER grants, to build the $34 million transit hub.
Last week, the U.S. DOT awarded nearly $1 billion in infrastructure funding, which includes funding for 63 capital grants. In the new RAISE round, two projects received the largest individual capital grants of $25 million (the maximum allowable limit) – the City of Manchester and the New Mexico DOT.
Although PSTA’s ask for $25 million was not approved by the DOT, the organization is hopeful the newly-signed infrastructure bill will be…