Regional Infrastructure Accelerator Program

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Regional Infrastructure Accelerator Program
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Regional Infrastructure Accelerator Program
Team Organizations Alaska
GreatNorthern Corridor Coalition (GNCC)
Team Leaders Betz Mayer
Participating Municipalities Portland OR
Sectors Smart Region
Status Launched
Last Updated June 15, 2024


The Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) is one of five organizations awarded the U.S. Department of Transportation's Build America Bureau Regional Infrastructure Accelerator (RIA) program grant in its first iteration. PNWER will use grant funds to establish a Regional Infrastructure Accelerator for the Pacific Northwest. The RIA will serve as a convener for transportation projects across the five state member region, specifically multistate and multi-jurisdictional initiatives that are needed, but lack funding for completion. With this regional perspective, the PNWER RIA is well-positioned to advocate andassist infrastructure projects that have significant region-wide impacts. By workingclosely with state departments of transportation, and organizations like the GreatNorthern Corridor Coalition (GNCC), the PNWER RIA can convene multi-statestakeholders in the public and private sectors to coordinate in updating the region'sinfrastructure to ensure safety, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, all whileimproving livability and economic growth well into the 21st century.

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