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GLDPartners News Blog

6September, 2017

TIGER FUNDING: $500M For National Infrastructure Investments – Deadline Oct 16

By |September 6th, 2017|

Another round of TIGER funding has been announced by the USDoT. Project applications are due by October 16th, 2017. Please contact us for more information about the program and views about the kinds of projects that DoT is seeking to fund. One of our senior partners would be pleased to chat with you about your project or project concept and offer advice. As described in the official announcement, eligible projects for TIGER Discretionary Grants are capital projects that include, but are not limited to: •road or bridge projects eligible under title 23, United States Code; •public transportation projects eligible under chapter 53 of title 49, United States Code; •passenger and freight rail transportation projects; •port infrastructure investments (including inland port infrastructure and land ports of entry); •intermodal projects This notice is substantially similar to the final notice published for the TIGER Discretionary Grants program in the Federal Register on February 26, 2016 (81 FR 9935) for FY 2016 funds. The selection criteria remain fundamentally the same as previous rounds of TIGER Discretionary Grants, but the description of each criterion was updated. The FY 2017 TIGER program will additionally give special consideration to projects which emphasize improved access to reliable, safe, and affordable transportation for communities in rural areas, such as projects that improve infrastructure conditions, address public health and safety, promote regional connectivity, or facilitate economic growth or competitiveness. For this round of TIGER Discretionary Grants, the maximum grant award is $25 million, and no more than $50 million can be awarded to a single State, as specified in the FY 2017 Appropriations Act.

5September, 2017

NCRR to Invest in Rail Infrastructure: Good Example of Railroad Foresight & Economic Devt

By |September 5th, 2017|

Regional short-line the North Carolina Railroad Co. will put up $60 million in funding for a textile plant in Asheboro, N.C. and an adjacent rail spur between the plant and a Norfolk Southern Railway line.

1September, 2017

GLDPartners: Study Underway for Utah Inland Port – Utah Public Radio

By |September 1st, 2017|

GLDPartners is working on the Utah Inland Port Feasibility and Delivery Analysis. Governor Herbert has created an exploratory committee to research the feasibility of an inland port for the state of Utah. Inland ports are designated sites with strong transportation infrastructure and distribution operations. Suzette Alles is the International Business Development Specialist for World Trade Center Utah. She said land-locked states such as Utah use inland ports much like traditional coastal ports, providing services, including customs clearance, to speed the process of inland international trade

30August, 2017

TRADE AGREEMENTS: THEY MATTER A LOT

By |August 30th, 2017|

This article in American Shipper is about the impact of the new trade agreement between Canada and the European Union, and specifically on logistics connectivity between Europe and Montreal. Maersk Line will add a new service to its transatlantic network just as a free trade deal between Canada and Europe is initiated, the company said in a statement. The Danish ocean carrier will join service operator Hapag-Lloyd and slot purchaser CMA CGM on the JMCSA service from Mediterranean ports to Montreal on Sept. 30.

2August, 2017

Silicon Valley Business Journal Exclusive: New 2,000 Acre Silicon Valley AutoTech Complex in California

By |August 2nd, 2017|

Jody Meacham of the Silicon Valley Business Journal has written this week about a project that GLDPartners is working on in California. Their lead story: Exclusive: Merced County is developing a 2,000-acre auto tech center for Silicon Valley's self-driving cars tells the story about how we're working with Merced County on the development of a large-scale multimodal manufacturing and logistics hub, the Mid-California International Trade District. This complex is slated to be a $1B project that will house 8M square feet of tech-industrial development and about 10,000 jobs.

12July, 2017

Electronics Supply Chains in the US Are About to Get a Big Boost.

By |July 12th, 2017|

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Taiwan’s Foxconn, Samsung Electronics Company and LG Electronics are all poised to make big investments in the United States. Foxconn Technology Group is preparing to decide on one of seven states where it plans to spend some $10 billion to expand its contract manufacturing operations, a move that will draw in Foxconn’s huge network of suppliers and parts distribution.