Infrastructure focus of $88 billion budget unveiled by U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg
Transforming the country's infrastructure and making it more resilient are top priorities in an $88 billion U.S. Department of Transportation budget submitted to Congress by the Biden-Harris Administration Friday.
“This budget reflects our administration’s priorities, and responds to our country’s needs,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “It will start giving America the tools to get back to work, modernize our infrastructure, combat the climate crisis, and build equity into our transportation system so everyone can get around safely and affordably.”
President Joe Biden's budget also includes the American Jobs Plan, which aims to transform crumbling infrastructure, create millions of jobs, strengthen the economy and address roads and bridges, railways, aviation and ports. The American Jobs Plan would invest an additional $621 billion in transportation infrastructure and resilience.
For more information on the USDOT’s portion of the budget and the American Jobs Plan, visit: https://www.transportation.gov/mission/budget/fiscal-year-2022-budget-highlights
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