Congresswoman Suzan DelBene at a port

An efficient, reliable, and sustainable infrastructure system is critical to Washington’s economy. Until recently, many of our roads and bridges were in deplorable condition, as we needed renovations along critical routes including I-405, I-5, and Highway 2.  

But infrastructure goes beyond just surface transportation. It includes rail, ports, airports, broadband connectivity, and clean energy technology. That’s why I strongly supported the bipartisan infrastructure law, which provides bold and long-term investments to modernize our infrastructure and create thousands of good-paying jobs in our communities.  

In 2022, I secured $69 million from the law for projects like Bothell’s Bothell Way NE Multimodal Improvements, Lynnwood’s Poplar Way Bridge, and Whatcom County’s Lummi Island Ferry Replacement and System Modernization, along with $20 million for Sound Transit, Whatcom Transit, and Lummi Nation Transit. In addition, Group14 Technologies in Woodinville received $100 million to advance battery manufacturing technologies that will help support the growing electric vehicle industry.  

I will continue working to ensure that this law is implemented as Congress intended and Washington receives the necessary resources for maintaining a safe, modern, and reliable infrastructure system.