Tennessee Awards $162.7M In Broadband, Digital Grants

Tennessee Announced Another $162.7 Million In Broadband And Digital Grants Recently. That Makes $715 Million That The Tennessee Department Of Economic And Community Development Has Awarded In Recent Years.

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Transportation Act Slows Tennessee’s Infrastructure Needs, Doesn’t Reverse Them

A Report By The Tennessee Advisory Commission On Intergovernmental Relations States That The Transportation Modernization Act Should See A Slight Decline In The State’s Infrastructure Needs, But The Legislation Only Addresses Part Of The State’s Long Term Needs.

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Tennessee Spending Millions Already On I-55 Bridge, “Toll Lane” Projects

The Tennessee Department Of Transportation Hired Four Companies Under Contracts Totaling A Maximum Of $56 Million To Start Work On An I-55 Bridge From Memphis To Arkansas And Preliminary Efforts On Three “Toll Lane” Corridors In The State’s Urban Areas, Even Before Announcing Target Areas For Public-Private Partnerships.

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Tennessee School Leaders Advocate For Additional Funding, Not Replacing Federal

Three Tennessee K-12 School Superintendents Spoke To A Committee Looking At Rejecting Federal Funding To The State’s Schools With One School Director Suggesting The State Continue To Accept The Federal Funds And Use Extra Funds To Help Pay For Infrastructure Needs In The Schools.

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Tennessee Grants $16.5M In Low-Interest Water Infrastructure Loans

Tennessee Has Agreed To Send Four Loans Worth $16.5 Million To Municipalities In The State For Water Infrastructure As Part Of The State’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loan Program.

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Tennessee Granted $23.7M In Federal Funds For Short-Line Railroad Bridges

Tennessee Received $23.7 Million To Upgrade Or Replace 42 Railroad Bridges Across The State.

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