LSN Weekly Federal Mobility Digest

MAY 24, 2024

Capitol Hill News

Congresswoman Torres Introduces Thriving Communities Act Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35), a member of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, announced the Thriving Communities Act, which creates a grant program to provide technical assistance and capacity-building support to help underserved communities advance transformative and equitable infrastructure projects.


White House uses Infrastructure Week to tout progress on thousands of projects – The White House said it has so far announced nearly $454 billion in funding through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which the president signed in late 2021. The money has been used to fund projects and awards in over 4,500 communities in all 50 states.

Chinese hacking  threat puts focus on protecting critical infrastructure, Biden adviser says – National Cyber Director Harry Coker said in remarks on Wednesday that the growing threat posed by Chinese hacking groups is leading the Biden administration to step up its work to protect U.S. critical infrastructure from malicious hackers.

Communities nationwide to get DOT road safety grants from infrastructure law – The U.S. Department of Transportation announced $63 million in local road safety grants for 99 communities. The money comes from the Biden administration’s bipartisan infrastructure law.