Delivering on a key campaign promise, Biden and Democrats deliver good-paying jobs and much-needed improvements for Pennsylvania’s roads, bridges, broadband and more
PENNSYLVANIA — This afternoon, President Biden signed his historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal into law, making good on a key campaign promise and delivering a once-in-a-generation investment in the nation’s crumbling infrastructure.
Pennsylvania Democratic Party Chairwoman Nancy Patton Mills released the following statement celebrating the benefits the law will bring to our state:
“Today, President Biden and Democrats delivered what Donald Trump and Republicans failed to: a once-in-a-generation bipartisan infrastructure investment that will create good-paying jobs across the commonwealth, tackle supply chain issues, grow our economy, and make much-needed improvements to Pennsylvania’s roads, bridges and broadband access. This investment is a major win for our communities in Pennsylvania and I congratulate President Biden on getting it done.”
Based on funding formula alone, the state of Pennsylvania can expect to receive:
- $11.3 billion to improve highways and $1.6 billion for bridge replacement and repairs over five years.
- $2.8 billion over five years to improve public transportation options across the state.
- $171 over five years to support the expansion of an electric vehicle charging network in the state. Pennsylvania will also have the opportunity to apply for the $2.5 billion in grant funding dedicated to EV charging in the bill.
- A minimum of $100 million to help provide broadband coverage across the state, including providing access to the at least 394,000 Pennsylvanians who currently lack it. 2,917,000 or 23% of people in Pennsylvania will also be eligible for the Affordability Connectivity Benefit, which will help low-income families afford internet access.