Biden admin unveils $1.8B for transportation projects

By David Ferris | 06/26/2024 06:41 AM EDT

Climate-related highway fixes and electric and hydrogen fuel cell buses are among the projects getting federal help.

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday announced $1.8 billion in funding from the bipartisan infrastructure law to improve roads, public transit and ports in all 50 states.

The projects, 148 in all, are the third wave of a five-year program to fund smaller, often community-oriented projects that span jurisdictions and involve multiple modes of transport.

The administration unveiled its largesse one day before President Joe Biden debates his presumptive Republican opponent, former President Donald Trump. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg seemed to anticipate one of Trump’s likely attack lines — that inflation and prices have gone up on Biden’s watch — by saying some projects would lower prices by getting goods to market more easily.


Buttigieg said the projects would “improve everyday life and the cost of living in communities across the country.”