Buttigieg on the 2025 Fiscal Year Budget for Transportation

March 12, 2024
Budget will allot $109.3 billion to USDOT

The Biden administration recently released the President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2025 and U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said the $109.3 billion allotted to transportation and infrastructure will make room for important improvements. 

“President Biden's Budget allows us to continue advancing vital work underway across the country - making travel safer on every mode of transportation, strengthening supply chains to keep costs down, and modernizing our infrastructure to serve Americans for generations,” said Buttigieg. “Americans are already seeing the roads being repaired, new bus and bike infrastructure being built, goods moving more smoothly from ships to shelves, and more - and this budget will accelerate all of that.”

The budget of $109.3 billion for the U.S. Department of Transportation (USODT) makes critical, targeted investments. At the Department of Transportation, the Budget will:

  • Improve our nation’s roads and ensure the nation’s most important bridges remain safe and operational after decades of disinvestment. $62 billion for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to modernize and improve the condition of the Nation’s roads and bridges, support State safety programs, and help communities carry out infrastructure projects. This is an increase of more than 30% compared to 2021. This request includes another $675 million for the multi-billion dollar Bridge Investment Program. The additional $675 million will mean the Department can award more communities the funding they need to advance critical transportation projects and create good-paying jobs. In total, the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law invests $40 billion to fix thousands of our Nation’s bridges.
  • Invest in a safer, more efficient aviation system, with more air traffic controllers: $21.8 billion for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), including funding to continue the air traffic controller hiring and training surge. 
  • Fund reliable, safe and accessible transit: $16.8 billion for the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in support for urban and rural transit service, including $2.4 billion for major capital projects through the Capital Investments Grant program.

Other portions of the budget request will strengthen supply chains at our nation’s ports, including an $80 million investment in the Port Infrastructure Development Program and additional investments to support shipping operations on the St. Lawrence Seaway, fund pipeline safety inspections, invest in innovation and emerging technologies, and much more.

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Source: The U.S. Department of Transportation

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