Six Months In: President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is Delivering for Arizonans
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 16, 2022
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SIX MONTHS IN: PRESIDENT BIDEN’S BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE LAW IS DELIVERING FOR ARIZONANS
From rebuilding bridges to bringing down the cost of utility bills, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is delivering concrete benefits to Arizona families
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Six months ago, President Biden brought together Democrats and Republicans to pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, historic legislation to rebuild and modernize America. The positive impact of this law is already being felt in Arizona and across the country as it gets Americans to work rebuilding roads and bridges, replacing lead pipes, expanding access to high-speed internet, and more. President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is creating good-paying union jobs and lowering costs for families by bringing supply chains back to the United States – making “Buy American” a reality once again.
Already, funding has been announced for 4,300 projects across all 50 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico. In Arizona, 1.8 billion in funding so far from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is creating jobs and fixing crumbling infrastructure – from the Sky Harbor project in Phoenix, to expanding high-speed Internet in the Gila River Indian Community, to the Colorado River Indian Irrigation Project, to wildfire risk reduction in cities like Prescott, to the $5 billion the law delivers to repair 3,193 miles of Arizona highway in poor condition. The full list of projects funded in Arizona to date can be found here. These projects are just a few of the many ways Arizonans have seen – and will continue to see – the benefits of President Biden’s infrastructure law in their communities.
Six months ago, President Biden signed his historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which will create good-paying jobs and fix crumbling infrastructure throughout Arizona:
- Delivers $5 billion in federal funding to repair highways and $225 million for bridge replacement and repairs to address the over 3,100 miles of highway and 132 bridges in poor condition in Arizona.
- Improves healthy, sustainable transportation options, including by investing $884 million in public transit and $76 million to expand Arizona’s network of EV charging stations.
- This includes over $23 million in funding through the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program in FY 2022.
- Brings high-speed internet access to the at least 353,000 Arizonans who lack access to affordable broadband thanks to a minimum of $100 million in funding.
- President Biden has also secured commitments from 20 major internet providers to lower high-speed internet costs for millions of families — and his Administration will cover up to $30/month (or $75/month on tribal lands) for eligible families, including 1.1 million Arizona families.
- Invests $619 million in Arizona to eliminate lead pipes and provide clean drinking water to Arizonans who lack it.
- Invests over $47 million in 2022 through the Weatherization Assistance Program to help working families in Arizona make their homes more energy-efficient and save families nearly $400 a year on their energy bills while tackling climate change.
- Invests over $176 million in 2022 from the Federal Transit Administration for Arizona transit systems to modernize and expand services for Arizonans in communities large and small.
- Invests over $117 million over five years through the Carbon Reduction Program to help Arizona reduce carbon emissions to fight climate change while saving Arizonans money on gas by supporting zero-emission transportation like the electrification of vehicles.
See more about how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is delivering for Arizona: