Six Months In: President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is Delivering for Pennsylvanians
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 16, 2022
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SIX MONTHS IN: PRESIDENT BIDEN’S BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE LAW IS DELIVERING FOR PENNSYLVANIANS
From rebuilding bridges to bringing down the cost of utility bills, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is delivering concrete benefits to Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania, $5.3 billion in funding so far from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is creating jobs and fixing crumbling infrastructure – from the over $30 million to address the aging infrastructure of Philadelphia International Airport, to $245 million to clean up abandoned mine lands, to $240 million designated for Pennsylvania in 2022 for clean water infrastructure, to the creation of the Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority tasked with managing federal aid for the rollout of affordable and accessible high-speed internet across the Commonwealth. The full list of projects funded in Pennsylvania to date can be found here. These projects are just a few of the many ways Pennsylvanians 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 Pennsylvania:
- Delivers $11.3 billion in federal funding to repair highways and $1.6 billion for bridge replacement and repairs to address the over 7,540 miles of highway and 3,353 bridges in poor condition in Pennsylvania – funding that will save lives and prevent bridge collapses like the one in Pittsburgh earlier this year.
- Improves healthy, sustainable transportation options, including by investing $2.8 billion in public transit and $171 million to expand Pennsylvania’s network of EV charging stations.
- This includes an investment of over $617 million in 2022 from the Federal Transit Administration for Pennsylvania transit systems to modernize and expand services for Pennsylvanians in communities large and small.
- Brings high-speed internet access to the at least 394,000 Pennsylvanians who lack access to broadband.
- And, under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, 2,917,000 or 23% of people in Pennsylvania will be eligible for the Affordability Connectivity Benefit, which will help low-income families afford internet access.
- Delivers $245 million to clean up more than 5,000 abandoned mines across Pennsylvania, eliminating dangerous conditions and pollution, while creating good-paying union jobs with projects from closing dangerous mine shafts, to restoring water supplies damaged by mining.
- Invests $1.4 billion in Pennsylvania to eliminate lead pipes and provide clean drinking water to Pennsylvanians who lack it.
- Prepares more of our infrastructure for the impacts of climate change, cyber attacks, and extreme weather events. Pennsylvania can expect to receive $49 million over five years to protect against wildfires and $26 million to protect against cyberattacks.
- Invests over $186 million in 2022 through the Weatherization Assistance Program to help working families in Pennsylvania make their homes more energy-efficient and save families nearly $400 a year on their energy bills while tackling climate change.
- Provides approximately $355 million to Pennsylvania airports for infrastructure development over five years.
- Invests over $264 million over five years to help Pennsylvania reduce carbon emissions to fight climate change while saving Pennsylvanians money on gas by supporting zero-emission transportation like the electrification of vehicles.
- Invests over $104 million in Pennsylvania to create good-paying union jobs to clean up orphaned oil and gas wells in Pennsylvania and reduce dangerous methane leaks.
See more about how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is delivering for Pennsylvania:
- Lancaster Online: $327 million from infrastructure bill could help Lancaster County’s 135 ‘poor’ bridges
- Pennsylvania Capital-Star: These central Pa. roads, bridges benefiting from infrastructure cash | Thursday Morning Coffee
- The Indiana Gazette: Broadband to get a boost from infrastructure act