Two Years of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in Florida
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 8th, 2023
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TWO YEARS OF PRESIDENT BIDEN’S BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE LAW IN FLORIDA
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Next Wednesday marks the two-year anniversary of President Biden signing the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. This legislation has invested $2.7 billion dollars to modernize Florida’s roads, bridges, public transit, ports, and airports, and $777 million dollars to improve Florida’s water infrastructure.
Ahead of the anniversary, Building Back Together Executive Director Mayra Macías released the following statement:
“Over the past two years, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law has become a driving force behind infrastructure development, job creation, and environmental sustainability. Since its enactment, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law has created new high-paying and union job opportunities all across the country and fueled a manufacturing renaissance not seen in a generation.
But perhaps most of all, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is a testament to the power of bipartisan cooperation and the potential to address pressing challenges. As we celebrate its two-year anniversary, we look forward to continued progress and the enduring impact it will have on our nation for generations to come.”
Florida is already seeing major impacts thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law signed into law by President Biden:
- About 1,512,000 Floridian households are saving on their monthly internet bill thanks to the Affordable Connectivity Program.
- $366.4 million has been invested to remove Florida’s lead pipes throughout the state. According to the National Resources Defense Council, there are an estimated 200,000 lead service lines in the state.
- Florida has seen the largest dedicated investment to its roads and bridges since the creation of the interstate highway system. In California, there are 455 bridges and more than 3,144 miles of highway in poor condition — and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law has already made $5.4 billion in investments for roads, bridges, and other major road safety projects.
Read more about the impacts of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in local media:
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration is investing more than $1.4 billion from President Biden’s Infrastructure Law into projects that improve rail transit in 35 states. Florida is one of those states, and it stands to receive up to $58 million in federal funds to update its rail infrastructure.