A senior Democrat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has introduced a bill that would reauthorize a popular federal transportation grant program and set aside a portion of the program’s funds for small and medium size cities.

Under the bill introduced earlier this month by Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Wash., a minimum of 20% of Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery program funds would be allocated to cities with populations between 10,000 and 50,000 people.

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