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Congestion Relief Program

  FAST Act (extension) Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL)
Fiscal year
2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026

Contract authority

$50.0 M
$50.0 M
$50.0 M
$50.0 M
$50.0 M

Note: Except as indicated, all references in this document are to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), enacted as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Pub. L. 117-58 (Nov. 15, 2021).

Program Purpose

The BIL establishes the Congestion Relief Program to provide discretionary grants to eligible entities to advance innovative, integrated, and multimodal solutions to congestion relief in the most congested metropolitan areas of the United States with an urbanized area population greater than 1,000,000. The goals of the program are to reduce highway congestion, reduce economic and environmental costs associated with that congestion, including transportation emissions, and optimize existing highway capacity and usage of highway and transit systems through: (1) improving intermodal integration with highways, highway operations, and highway performance; (2) reducing or shifting highway users to off- peak travel times or to nonhighway travel modes during peak travel times; and (3) pricing of, or based on, as applicable, parking; use of roadways, including in designated geographic zones; or congestion.

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Type of Budget Authority and Authorization of Appropriations

Minimum Award

Federal Share

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Program Features

This is a new program established under BIL.

Eligible Entities

Project Selection

Use of Tolling

Low-Income Drivers

Additional Information and Assistance

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