Six Months In: President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is Delivering for Georgians
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 16, 2022
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SIX MONTHS IN: PRESIDENT BIDEN’S BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE LAW IS DELIVERING FOR GEORGIANS
From rebuilding bridges to bringing down the cost of utility bills, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is delivering concrete benefits to Georgia 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 Georgia 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 jobs in Georgia 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 Georgia, $2.7 billion in funding so far from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is creating jobs and fixing crumbling infrastructure – from the more than 3 million low-income families who will be eligible for the Affordability Connectivity Benefit program, to alleviating congestion at the Port of Savannah, to the $92 million to address the aging infrastructure of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The full list of projects funded in Georgia to date can be found here. These projects are just a few of the many ways Georgians 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 Georgia:
- Delivers $8.9 billion in federal funding to repair highways and $225 million for bridge replacement and repairs to address the over 2,260 miles of highway and 374 bridges in poor condition in Georgia.
- Improves healthy, sustainable transportation options, including by investing $1.4 billion in public transit and $135 million to expand Georgia’s network of EV charging stations.
- This includes an investment of over $281 million in 2022 from the Federal Transit Administration for Georgia transit systems to modernize and expand services for Geogians in communities large and small.
- Brings high-speed internet access to the at least 649,000 Georgians who lack access to broadband.
- And, under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, 3,187,000 or 31% of people in Georgia will be eligible for the Affordability Connectivity Benefit, which will help low-income families afford internet access.
- Invests $913 million in Georgia to eliminate lead pipes and provide clean drinking water to Georgians who lack it.
- Prepare more of our infrastructure for the impacts of climate change, cyber attacks, and extreme weather events. Georgia can expect to receive $22 million over five years to protect against wildfires and $24 million to protect against cyberattacks.
- Invests over $84 million in 2022 through the Weatherization Assistance Program to help working families in Georgia make their homes more energy-efficient and save families nearly $400 a year on their energy bills while tackling climate change.
- Provides approximately $619 million to Georgia airports for infrastructure development over five years.
- Invests $21 billion to clean up Superfund and brownfield sites, reclaim abandoned mine land, and cap orphaned oil and gas wells. These projects will remediate environmental harms, address the legacy pollution that harms the public health of communities, create good-paying union jobs, and advance long-overdue environmental justice.
- Devotes $5 billion in a new clean school bus program, including $2.5 billion exclusively for electric school buses.
- Invests over $210 million over five years to help Georgia reduce carbon emissions to fight climate change while saving Georgians money on gas by supporting zero-emission transportation like the electrification of vehicles.
See more about how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is delivering for Georgia:
- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Metro Atlanta gets first taste of new infrastructure spending