House Democrats Propose $15 Billion for State Highway Programs

The country’s transportation agencies would receive a funding boost in a coronavirus economic relief measure House Democrats unveiled May 12.

A $3 trillion bill prepared by Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s caucus would provide $15 billion for transportation departments at states and territories, as well as $15.7 billion for transit programs.

The measure, which also would provide economic aid for families and individuals, is meant to re-energize the economy via myriad programs such as highway projects, Pelosi insisted.