Sunday, April 7

The Department of Transportation announced grant funding to expedite capacity expansion for the Port of Baltimore.

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said, “We signed a revised grant agreement to allow one of the operators at the Port of Baltimore to use previously awarded federal funds to quickly expand cargo capacity at an area of the port that sits outside of the channel blocked by the collapse of Key Bridge.”

Days after the bridge was destroyed, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced the immediate availability of $60 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief (ER) funds for the Maryland Department of Transportation to rebuild the Francis Scott Key Bridge. The funds serve as a down payment toward initial costs, and additional Emergency Relief program funding will be made available as work continues.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Buttigieg to receive God’s direction as he facilitates Transportation Department efforts to support the recovery after the Key Bridge collapse.
  • For wisdom for Administrator Shailen Bhatt as he oversees the Federal Highway Administration.
  • For the president and his economic advisors as they assess options to rebuild the bridge and open the waterway.

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