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Now That It’s Signed, Here’s What’s In the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill


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On Monday, months after passing the Senate and 10 days after it passed the House, President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law. The bill comes in at $1.2 trillion, with $550 billion in new spending over the next five years.


So here are the highlights of where the money is going.


Transportation:


The bill calls for $110 billion in funding for roads, bridges, and other major projects, with $40 billion of that specifically going to bridge repair and replacement in what the White House is calling the largest single bridge investment since the 1950s.


There’s $66 billion for passenger and freight rail, with $12 billion of that going to intercity rail services, including high-speed trains.


Other public transit systems will get $39 billion, airports will get $25 billion, and $17 billion will go to revitalizing ports.


Another $27 billion is going to safety and community programs, including electric vehicle stations and zero and low-emission buses and ferries.


Other infrastructure:


The bill invests $65 billion to expand access to broadband infrastructure, including several programs to make internet service more affordable for low-income households.


There’s $73 billion earmarked for improving the nation’s energy infrastructure, including laying thousands of miles of new power lines and expanding renewable energy.


The bill provides $55 billion to improve the country’s drinking water, including replacing lead pipes, and another $50 billion towards making the water system -- particularly in the Western U.S. -- more resilient, protecting it from drought, floods, and cyberattacks.


NPR did a more detailed breakdown here. The White House released fact sheets for each state/territory here.

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