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Legislation would ensure medium-size cities receive infrastructure funding

Legislation would ensure medium-size cities receive infrastructure funding

Transportation Today
BY MELINA DRUGA  |   FEBRUARY 12, 2020  

Five members of Washington state’s delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives recently introduced legislation that would ensure medium-size cities receive federal funding for surface transportation and infrastructure projects.

The Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development for Underfunded Projects (BUILD UP) Act would require a minimum of 30 percent of funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s BUILD grant program be awarded to cities with 10,000 to 75,000 residents.

The BUILD grant program awards federal funding to local surface transportation projects. Still, priority is given to large metropolitan areas, and medium-size cities often must delay or indefinitely postpone transportation projects... FULL ARTICLE

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