Analysis: U.S. infrastructure bill makes power broker of transportation chief Buttigieg

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By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The $1 trillion infrastructure bill passed by Congress on Friday is the largest U.S. investment in roads, rail lines and other transportation networks in decades. It also gives some members of President Joe Biden’s administration unprecedented control over how it is spent. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg will control $126 billion in new spending over the next five years, according to a Reuters tally — more than one-fifth of the new spending authorized by the law. That’s a dramatic shift from the current transportation budget, which mostly doles …

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