December 12, 2023

Ranking Member Larsen Applauds Transportation Funding for Rural Communities Thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law


WASHINGTON, DCToday, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced $645.3 million in funding to improve the safety and reliability of surface transportation infrastructure in rural areas.

“From restoring parts of West Bay Shore Drive in Michigan to building a bridge across the Roaring Fork River in Colorado, today’s funding ensures rural communities are connected to the facilities and resources they need to fuel their economy,” Ranking Member Larsen said. “The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law continues to create jobs, connect communities, grow the economy and improve quality of life while creating cleaner, greener, safer, and more accessible transportation.”

The USDOT’s Rural Surface Transportation Grant Program supports projects that improve and expand rural transportation systems to strengthen connectivity, safety and the movement of people and freight—driving local economies and improving quality of life. View the full list of 2024 grant recipients here.