Mayors scramble for face time with Buttigieg with billions of infrastructure dollars at stake

  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg celebrates a $22 million grant for Baltimore's East-West Priority Corridor project with city and state officials, including from left, Del. Brooke Lierman, Sen. Chris Van Hollen, Steve Sharkey, director of Baltimore Department of Transportation, and Mayor Brandon Scott, during a press conference at Library Square on East Fayette Street In Baltimore's Highlandtown neighborhood. (Amy Davis/The Baltimore Sun/TNS)

WASHINGTON — With hundreds of billions of dollars in federal grants up for grabs under the infrastructure law President Joe Biden signed this month, mayors from Sacramento to Miami-Dade are anxiously seeking face time with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, a former mayor who could green-light their pet projects.