SURGE Newsletter

Infrastructure Package Update

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 Southern California Association of Governments

 

On Wednesday, July 28, the US Senate voted 67-32 to begin debating the bipartisan infrastructure stimulus proposal, with 17 Republicans, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, joining all 50 Senate Democrats in favor. After several months of negotiations on infrastructure, this takes the proposal to the next step in the legislative process.

The $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, includes $550 billion in new spending to rebuild roads and bridges, improve public transit systems, expand passenger rail, upgrade ports and airports, invest in broadband infrastructure, fix water systems, modernize the power sector, and improve climate resilience. The plan would be paid for in part by redirecting unspent emergency relief funds, unspent unemployment benefits, expected economic growth and other funding sources.

Highlights include:

  • $110 billion above baseline for Roads, Bridges & Major Projects
  • $66 billion for Passenger & Freight Rail
  • $46 billion for Resiliency
  • $11 billion for Highway & Pedestrian Safety Projects
  • $39.2 billion for Public Transit
  • $65 billion for Broadband Infrastructure
  • $7.5 billion for EV infrastructure
  • $7.5 billion for Electric buses/transit
  • $1 billion for the Reconnecting Communities program
  • And more!

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