In November 2021, President Biden signed the one of the largest infrastructure packages in US history, providing much needed funds to address key infrastructure challenges across the country.
But what exactly is included in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act? We take a look at everything the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Bill covers.
Approximately $110 billion of funds have been allocated to improve the country’s roads and bridges, and other large-scale transportation programs.
Included in the package is $39 billion for investment in public transit, the largest-ever federal investment in this area designed to modernize systems, improve accessibility, and repair thousands of buses, railcars and miles of train tracks across the country.
Crucial for the adoption of EVs, $7.5 billion has been made available for the first network of electric-vehicle chargers along highway corridors, alongside $5 billion for zero-emission buses (including school buses) and $2.5 billion for ferries.
$66 billion has been allocated for investment into passenger rail to improve high-speed rail, safety, Amtrak grants and modernization of the rail route connecting Washington, D.C., to Boston.
The Bill includes $65 billion to supercharge broadband infrastructure and ensure that every citizen has access to high-speed internet.
Despite deep cuts, $108 billion will be invested to help upgrade the US electricity grid, including new transmission lines and funds made available for environmentally friendly smart-grid technology.
With Flint, Michigan, making the headlines recently, the act also includes $55 billion to replace the nation's lead pipes and service lines - the largest investment ever in the provision of clean drinking water.
$1 billion is planned for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which will target areas of heavy industrial pollution in the Great Lakes region.
With a project backlog valued at more than $115 billion, key investment has been allocated to help modernize America's airports.
$11 billion of government funds have been assigned to transportation safety programs, including a new program to help states reduce crashes and fatalities in their communities, with a focus in particular on cyclists and pedestrians.
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