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CAP Applauds $125 Million INFRA Grant for I-10 Bridge Project

CAP Applauds $125 Million INFRA Grant for I-10 Bridge Project

July 22, 2019 (Mobile, Alabama) Coastal Alabama Partnership (CAP) applauds the Department of Transportation’s awarding of a $125 Million INFRA Grant for the long discussed I-10 River Bridge and Bayway project.  The I-10 River Bridge and Bayway project is included in CAP’s 2019 Regional Legislative Agenda, and is a priority project for the region. This award is a recognition of the project’s importance to from the Federal Department of Transportation.

“I would like to thank Secretary Chao and the Department of Transportation for awarding this INFRA grant to the I-10 Bridge and Bayway project,” said Wiley Blankenship President/CEO of Coastal Alabama Partnership. “I would also like to praise Senator Shelby and Congressman Byrne and the rest of the Alabama Congressional delegation for their tireless effort in promoting and pushing for this vital federal grant.”

The I-10 River Bridge and Bayway project is crucial for Coastal Alabama and the entire I-10 Corridor on the Gulf Coast. The completion of this project will also increase the capacity of I-10 to meet existing and predicted future traffic volumes, provide vehicles carrying hazardous materials a direct route away from downtown Mobile, and minimize impacts to Mobile’s maritime industry.

The Coastal Alabama region is experiencing tremendous growth – the Mobile River Bridge and Bayway project is vital and will provide great benefits for citizens, travelers, and businesses, as well as regional and interstate commerce.

Coastal Alabama Partnership (CAP) is a 501 (c)(3) private sector lead, not-for-profit organization focused on providing a platform for regional leaders to convene, collaborate, build consensus, and advocate for Coastal Alabama’s top priorities. CAP supports funding for infrastructure and transportation projects that will facilitate economic competitiveness, environmental sustainability, and improve the overall quality of life for all citizens and businesses in Coastal Alabama. For more information, visit www.coastalabama.org.

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An Update on Gulf Coast Passenger Rail Service

An Update on Gulf Coast Passenger Rail Service

On Friday, July 12, 2019, members of the Southern Rail Commission provided an update on the efforts to return rail service to the Gulf Coast. Leaders from coastal Alabama were invited to hear from project partners on the status of restarting rail service between Mobile, AL to New Orleans, LA. The briefing included presentations from… Continue Reading

Congress Extends NFIP, Again

Congress Extends NFIP, Again

Earlier this month, Congress passed an extension to NFIP until September 30 as part of the disaster relief bill.  With this extension, now is the time to make real reforms to the NFIP that achieve many priorities, including affordability, better risk assessment, improving mitigation options, and increasing participation along with a long-term reauthorization before September… Continue Reading

That’s a Wrap – Alabama Legislature Adjourned

That’s a Wrap – Alabama Legislature Adjourned

The Alabama Legislature adjourned the 2019 annual Regular Session on Friday, May 31 on the 28th Day of the Session. This included a separate Special session in March, to address infrastructure in the state. Below are a few issues addressed during this session that directly dealt with topics included in the Coastal Alabama Partnership Legislative… Continue Reading

A Letter to ALDOT – Re: Mobile River Bridge and Bayway Project

A Letter to ALDOT – Re: Mobile River Bridge and Bayway Project

May 22, 2019 ALDOT – Mobile River Bridge and Bayway Project ATTN: Matt Ericksen, P.E. 1701 I-65 West Service Road N Mobile, Alabama 36618 Subject: Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Project No. DPI-0030(005), I-10 Mobile River Bridge and Bayway, Mobile and Baldwin Counties, Alabama. Dear Mr. Ericksen, In March, you released and opened for comments… Continue Reading

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