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Bill seeks to reconnect highway divided communities

A group of lawmakers maintains the recently introduced Reconnecting Communities Act would reconnect and revitalize areas harmed by Interstate Highway System construction.

Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), joined Sens. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Alex Padilla (D-CA), and Chris Coons (D-DE) in presenting the legislation.

The bill would establish a Department of Transportation (DOT) grant program as a means of aiding communities in identifying and removing or retrofitting highway infrastructure, creating mobility and opportunity obstacles.

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