ICYMI: White House Infrastructure Coordinator Mitch Landrieu Highlights Critical Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Investments in Orlando

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last week, White House Infrastructure Coordinator Mitch Landrieu traveled to Orlando, FL, to highlight the ways the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law President Biden signed last year is delivering for Florida families – including by upgrading and modernizing Florida transit and airports. Landrieu was joined by state and local officials, residents, and union workers who thanked President Biden for his investments to strengthen their communities. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law includes $2.6 billion for Florida public transit and approximately $1.2 billion for Florida airports.

The Biden-Harris Administration continues to deliver historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to communities across the country to rebuild and modernize America, replace lead pipes, improve roads and bridges, and invest in our clean energy future – all while creating millions of good-paying jobs that don’t require a college degree and making America more competitive in the 21st century.

Building Back Together launched a six-figure English and Spanish radio and billboard ad campaign last week highlighting Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to expand affordable internet access and build a high-speed train connecting Orlando and Tampa.

See more from the event below: 

South Florida Sun Sentinel: White House infrastructure czar plans Florida visit to highlight projects in Everglades, Orlando
“In Orlando on Friday, Landrieu will appear with Mayor Buddy Dyer and state Sen. Victor Torres, D-Kissimmee, at Orlando International Airport to tout funding of transportation projects. The White House plans to use the Orlando event to tout money going toward airport improvements and an Orlando-to-Tampa rail project.”

WESH-2: Local leaders hopeful new infrastructure makes Orlando tourist hub
“Making Orlando a hub for tourism and travel for Florida — local leaders say that’s the goal for money from a new infrastructure law. Local, state and federal government representatives came together at the new Terminal C at Orlando International Airport to discuss the federal infrastructure law and the money it’s funneling directly to our city.”

FOX 35: Federal infrastructure funds helping with new OIA terminal
“White House officials made a stop at Orlando International Airport today to highlight the federal funding that’s been used to build a new terminal here. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer says that it takes a coordinated effort between all levels of government to improve our infrastructure. The mayor says the infrastructure bill that was passed by Congress will help transform the world’s seventh busiest airport, which is ours, into a hub for all of Florida.”

WFTV: Orlando International Airport spotlights impact of Biden’s infrastructure bill
“The Orlando International Airport hosted a major new conference in its new Terminal C on Friday afternoon. The conference highlighted President Joe Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure bill. They spoke about how the bill will benefit Central Florida and the Sunshine State as a whole.”

WFTV Tonight
“Biden’s $3 trillion spending package includes nearly $18 billion for roads, bridges and other infrastructure improvements across Florida, plus about $1.2 billion for Florida airports, including millions earmarked for Orlando International Airport. […] The law will also help expand broadband service across the state and create the Affordable Connectivity Program, which will provide eligible families with $30 per month off their internet.”

“Now, the 3 big things you need to know. Three: The Orlando International Airport hosted a major new conference in its new Terminal C this afternoon highlighting President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill.”