Federal funding sparks conflict between R.I. transportation projects, climate goals

AN AMENDMENT TO ADD $750 million in federal funds to the State Transportation Improvement Program has created debate over how to marry state transportation projects with climate change mandates. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD
PROVIDENCE – A $750 million injection of federal funds for state transportation improvement projects has become the latest flashpoint in conflict over climate change and transportation goals. The amendment to the State Transportation Improvement Program lays out a plan for how the state can use $748.3 million in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act funds…

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