Congressman Mike Thompson 11-24-21 (courtesy of Thompson's Facebook Page)
The North Bay is preparing for transportation spending from the new federal infrastructure bill. Yesterday local officials and Representative Mike Thompson held a press conferences in Santa Rosa and Napa praising the bill’s passage. $25 billion will be going to the state for highways, $4.2 billion for bridges and $9.4 billion for public transportation. California can also expect to get $384 million for expanding electric vehicle charging stations, $100 million for broadband coverage, $40 million for cybersecurity and $1.5 billion for airport infrastructure. However, the federal government says California is ineligible for about $12 billion in public transit funding because of a long-running dispute over changes to the state’s public pension law that the Biden administration recently determined are improper.