Buttigieg Touts Infrastructure Grants Proposal

Transport Topics By Eugene Mulero

May 10, 2022 Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg pointed to grants proposed by the Biden White House for fiscal 2023 as funding that potentially could modernize major aspects of the country’s mobility network. During a U.S. House appropriations panel hearing May 10, Buttigieg emphasized the $1.5 billion requested for the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program would assist state agencies with improving existing infrastructure. Such improvements ideally would facilitate the movement of freight along supply chains. “We understand that the tremendous opportunity we’ve been given to help modernize our country’s infrastructure comes with a profound responsibility to use taxpayer dollars efficiently and wisely, and to make resources more accessible to state and local governments so they can build good projects,” the secretary told the House Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee.

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