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The BUILD GREEN Act, recently re-introduced in Congress by Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Robert Garcia, would authorize the US Department of Transportation to distribute $500 billion over ten years to electrify existing transportation and build new electric transportation infrastructure. This investment is enough to fund the federal share of every transit project in the Capital Investment Grant pipeline, as well as build transformative new projects. While the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA – the “Bipartisan Infrastructure Law”) may provide some modest funding for transit expansion, according to the Green New Deal Network it is not anywhere near enough. LNS believes expanding green public transit and micro-mobility access is a critical necessity for economic, racial, and climate justice.