February 28, 2023

Ranking Member Larsen Celebrates Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding to Reconnect Communities

WASHINGTON, DCToday, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) applauded the announcement of $185 million in awards through the Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program. This funding will support communities across the country in building and planning infrastructure that creates access to opportunities and reconnects people and families. 

“The Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program will empower forty-five American cities to change how their infrastructure works and better serve those who have been cut off from opportunities,” Ranking Member Larsen said. “The $185 million for this historic initiative, will be used to reconnect neighborhoods, transform urban landscapes, increase mobility and enhance access to opportunities. The DOT estimates that a million people and businesses were displaced during the height of America’s highway expansions—now, thanks to the investments from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, we can right the wrongs of the past to improve lives.”