Rural areas to receive boost in transportation funds, Washington Examiner reports

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WASHINGTON D.C. (WEHT) – Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced on Monday that rural areas will be receiving up to 70% of the infrastructure funds, up from 21% in past years as part of a program called Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success (ROUTES).

According to the Washington Examiner, rural areas will apply for funding, which a special council will review, and funds could come as early as next spring.

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(This story was originally published on December 2, 2019)

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