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U.S. House Democrats propose $547 billion surface transportation plan

(Source: Reuters, June 4, 2021)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A group of key U.S. House Democrats were to introduce legislation on Friday to authorize $547 billion in additional spending over five years on surface transport, a plan that would mostly go to fixing existing U.S. roads and bridges and increase funding for passenger rail and transit. The plan also calls for $109 billion for transit and $95 billion for rail, including tripling funding for U.S. passenger railroad Amtrak to $32 billion. It would require Amtrak to set aside at least 2.5% of all annual government funding “to enhance the passenger experience on long-distance routes.”

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Friday, June 4, 2021

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