Four Communities Apply for BRAC Transportation Funds
Applications from four defense communities to a DOD program funding transportation improvements at medical facilities growing as a result of BRAC exceeded its $300 million cap, meaning some projects won’t obtain federal funding.
Fairfax County, Va., submitted the largest funding request, asking for $185 million to widen Route 1 near Fort Belvoir, home of the new Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, reported the Washington Examiner. Montgomery County and Maryland officials asked for about $90 million, with the largest chunk proposed for a pedestrian tunnel connecting Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda to a Metro subway station.
In addition San Antonio officials have asked for $125 million for road improvements near the San Antonio Military Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston. The city of Lakewood, Wash., applied for $6 million to upgrade a congested interchange that connects I-5 to Madigan Army Medical Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
The Office of Economic Adjustment is responsible for divvying up the money.