Representative Dina Titus has proposed a plan that would give local governments more control over federal transportation funding. Under the current system Nevada receives $409 million a year for highway expansion and maintenance, 53 percent of the state's budget for such work.
State officials are responsible for allocating that money to different regions. Titus' proposal wouldn't change the amount, but instead put a portion of that money into a grant program that would be controlled by local governments to make sure the right amounts are offset for the communities in most need. Titus hopes to get the plan folded into another transportation bill.
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