Roads, Bridges and Major Projects

Congestion Relief Program

Agency NameDepartment of Transportation
Funding Amount$250,000,000.00
Bureau Name Federal Highway Administration
Funding Mechanism Competitive Grant
New? Yes
Funding Mechanism Competitive Grant

Funding Amount Notes

Period of Availability 4 year
Recipients State, Metropolitan Planning Organization, city or municipality.
Program Description Advance innovative, integrated, and multimodal solutions to reduce congestion and the related economic and environmental costs in the most congested metropolitan areas with an urbanized area population of 1 million+.
Eligible Uses Planning, design, implementation, and construction activities to achieve the program goals, including: deployment and operation of integrated congestion management systems, systems that implement or enforce high occupancy vehicle toll lanes or pricing strategies, or mobility services; and incentive programs that encourage carpooling, nonhighway travel during peak periods, or travel during nonpeak periods. Subject to certain requirements and approval by the Secretary, provides for tolling on the InterState System as part of a project carried out with a grant under the program. link
Statutory Location 11101; 11404
Federal Cost Share Requirement 80 percent Federal / 20 percent non-Federal