Biden Seeks 2022 Transportation Increases

April 13, 2021 – According to media reports, President Joe Biden has submitted a $1.5 trillion fiscal 2022 budget plan that includes a 14% increase in discretionary funding for transportation systems and severe weather resilience programs. The budget request proposes to “build back better America’s highway, transit and rail systems nationwide; make historic investment in safety, equity, and climate change mitigation; and foster neighborhood-oriented investments that transform America’s infrastructure, reconnect communities, and provide opportunities to all Americans,” according to the White House document. Specifically, the blueprint calls for providing $25.6 billion for the U.S. Department of Transportation, which would be about $300 million above the fiscal 2021 level.

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