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Memorandum to the Secretary: Supporting DOT’s Efforts To Meet IIJA Responsibilities

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Responding to the recently passed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) will be one of the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) highest priorities for years to come. IIJA authorized more than $660 billion for transportation funding over the next 5 years, which directed the Department to establish new discretionary and formula programs. We acknowledge the inherent challenges for DOT in carrying out its IIJA responsibilities and overseeing this influx of funds. To aid the Department in its efforts, we will provide an initial product in the coming months summarizing crosscutting oversight risks and suggestions for mitigating risks. We will announce future work related to IIJA as needed and will coordinate with DOT staff in advance to ensure we focus on the areas of increased risk.