“This is a blue collar blueprint to rebuild America,” Biden said of the package, which includes money to fix roads and bridges, upgrade passenger rail, modernize ports and airports and build out high speed internet service, particularly to rural areas. It also includes money for clean energy technology, the most visible of which may be plans to build a network of 500,000 electric vehicle charging stations across the country.”

Read more —> https://deadline.com/2021/11/joe-biden-infrastructure-bill-1234869382/

What’s in the Bill?

  • $110 billion for roads, bridges and major infrastructure projects
    • $40 billion for bridge repair, replacement and rehabilitation
    • $11 billion for transportation safety, including a program to help states and localities reduce crashes and fatalities, especially of cyclists and pedestrians
  • $39 billion to modernize public transit
  • $66 billion in passenger and freight rail, eliminate Amtrak’s maintenance backlog, modernize the Northeast Corridor, bring rail service to areas outside the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions
  • $65 billion investment in improving the nation’s broadband infrastructure
  • $17 billion in port infrastructure and $25 billion in airports
  • $7.5 billion for zero- and low-emission buses and ferries, including thousands of electric school buses
  • $7.5 billion would go to building a nationwide network of plug-in electric vehicle chargers
  • $65 billion to rebuild the electric grid
  • $55 billion to upgrade water infrastructure
  • $50 billion would go toward making the system more resilient — protecting it from drought, floods and cyberattacks
  • $21 billion to clean up Superfund and brownfield sites, reclaim abandoned mine land and cap orphaned gas wells

Read more —> https://www.npr.org/2021/06/24/1009923468/heres-whats-included-in-the-infrastructure-deal-that-biden-struck-with-senators

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