IN THE STATES: Improvements Coming To Bridge Near You, Driven By President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
January 14, 2022
Today, President Biden announced $27 billion in funding is going to replace, repair, and rehabilitate bridges across the country in all 50 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, and Tribal governments over the next five years. These investments will create good-paying jobs, support domestic manufacturing and supply chains, and position the United States to win the economic competition for the 21st century. This latest announcement – which will help deliver the largest bridge construction program in 70 years – comes just 60 days after the President signed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
Take a look at local coverage of today’s announcement:
- In Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania will receive an extra $1.63 billion in federal infrastructure funds to fix bridges, 3rd most in U.S.
- In Kansas: Kansas City Star: Bridges in Missouri and Kansas are falling apart. How much will they get to fix them?
- In Ohio: Cleveland.com: Ohio to get $483.3 million from feds over the next five years to fix deteriorating bridges
- In Florida: Miami Herald: How much will Florida receive to fix its bridges under Biden’s infrastructure law?
- In Michigan: WDIV-TV: Michigan gets $563.1M to fix thousands of bridges in poor condition
But it’s not just crumbling bridges that are seeing improvements thanks to President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. This once in a generation investment will also replace lead pipes, help provide high-speed internet to every family in America, and produce concrete results that change people’s lives for the better. Here’s a look at more local headlines this week highlighting the many other benefits from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law across the country:
- In Alaska: Anchorage Daily News: Alaska ferry system sees $1B worth of opportunity in infrastructure bill
- In Colorado: The Denver Post: Charging infrastructure for electrical vehicles in Colorado to get a jolt from feds as EV sales continue to grow
- In Georgia: WRBL: Columbus Airport to receive $1 million from Infrastructure Grants
- In Georgia: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Highways divided Black communities; infrastructure money could bridge gaps
- In Iowa: The Opinion-Tribune: Axne Discusses Infrastructure Funding At Southwest Iowa Mayors’ Roundtable
- In Indiana: The Herald Bulletin: Indiana Superfund site gets cleanup money
- In Maine: News Center Maine: Contaminated mine in Brooksville will get funds from infrastructure bill for cleanup
- In Minnesota: Duluth News Tribune: Stauber touts airport grants funded by infrastructure bill he voted against
- In Texas: El Paso Times: Veronica Escobar and other local El Paso leaders discuss benefits of infrastructure bill