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Infrastructure money: ‘Informed risks’ to help guide rollout

January 10, 2022


With an unprecedented $567 billion it will be receiving from the new bipartisan infrastructure law — much of it to help unclog supply chain bottlenecks — the U.S. Department of Transportation is girding itself for the increased scrutiny it expects to receive to ensure against waste, fraud and abuse.

Katie Thomson, who was named director of bipartisan infrastructure law implementation in December, will focus on working with the White House and other federal and state agencies to “get things done quickly, efficiently, effectively and transparently,” she told attendees during a panel discussion at the Transportation Research Board’s Annual Conference in Washington on Monday.

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