Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: New Funds for Transportation, Climate, Energy, Environment, Broadband
Biden administration releases Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to create new programs in transportation, climate, energy, environment, and broadband areas.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is a historic opportunity to repair the one-in-five miles of our roadways and more than 45,000 bridges in the United States rated as “in poor condition.” The law also contains funding to rebuild and reinvest in our railways, public transit infrastructure, and the safety of our transportation system. It further reauthorizes federal surface transportation programs for five years and invests billions in transformational projects that will create good-paying union jobs, grow the economy, and make our transportation system safer and more resilient.
Roads, Bridges, and Major Projects
Passenger and Freight Rail
Airports and Federal Aviation Administration Facilities
Ports and Waterways
Electric Vehicles, Buses, and Ferries
Climate, Energy, and the Environment:
Each year, millions of Americans feel the effects of climate change when their roads wash out, power goes down, or homes get flooded. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is a historic investment in the resiliency of our infrastructure to climate change, cybersecurity risks, and other hazards. This investment will help to protect communities against the impacts of climate changes such as droughts, heat, floods, wildfires, as well as cyber-attacks and other threats. It is also the largest investment in clean energy infrastructure in American history. The funding provided under the law will modernize our power grid; weatherize and upgrade homes, schools, businesses, and communities to make them cleaner and more affordable; and fund new programs to support the development, demonstration, and deployment of cutting-edge clean energy technologies. These investments help build an economy powered by clean energy and resilient to climate change, while creating good paying union jobs and rebuilding our domestic manufacturing base.
Currently up to 10 million American households lack safe drinking water and in too many communities, crumbling and inadequate wastewater infrastructure is a safety threat. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law makes a historic investment in drinking water and wastewater infrastructure, to deliver clean drinking water to all American families and help to eliminate the nation’s lead service lines.
Clean Energy and Power
Quality internet service is necessary for Americans to do their jobs, to participate equally in school learning, health care, and to stay connected. Yet, by one definition, more than 30 million Americans live in areas where there is no broadband infrastructure that provides minimally acceptable speeds – a particular problem in rural communities throughout the country. And, according to the latest OECD data, among 35 countries studied, the United States has the second highest broadband costs.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will help ensure that every American has access to reliable high-speed internet through a historic investment in broadband infrastructure deployment. The legislation will also help lower prices for internet service and help close the digital divide, so that more Americans can make full use of internet access.
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