U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao has announced that the government will invest $1 billion in transportation infrastructure projects across the country. The funding will go to a variety of projects, including rail, roads, and public transportation. The funding is part of the Department of Transportation’s BUILD program, which provides grants to states and localities to improve their transportation networks. The projects are intended to improve safety, reduce traffic congestion, and create jobs. The funding will be distributed over the course of the next two years. This is the latest in a series of investments the government has made in infrastructure. The Trump administration has made infrastructure investment a priority, and this latest investment is part of their efforts to improve the nation’s transportation networks.