Transportation & Infrastructure
Arizona is one of the fastest growing states, and we need to invest now in smart infrastructure that will support that growth.
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Today, Chair of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio and Chair of the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Eleanor Holmes Norton announced Rep. Greg Stanton will serve as Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit in the 117th Congress.
Rep. Greg Stanton announced today that transit agencies in the Phoenix-Mesa Urbanized Area will receive $208 million from the American Rescue Plan, a priority for Stanton who serves on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. These funds will be used for operating expenses, including payroll and personal protective equipment costs for transit workers.
Rep. Greg Stanton, Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, and Rep. Marc Veasey of Texas introduced a bipartisan bill to reauthorize and increase funding for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (EECBG).
The bipartisan effort provides grants to state, local and tribal governments to support initiatives that will reduce fossil fuel emissions and conserve energy. The bill reauthorizes the program and provides it with $3.5 billion annually for the next five years.
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced plans to provide nearly $530 million through the Capital Investment Grants (CIG) program to fund the design and construction of Phoenix’s South Central Light Rail Extension.