For months, Congress has been deliberating historic investments in infrastructure and the economy. Late Friday night, the House of Representatives put their stamp of approval on the $1 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The Senate previously passed this bill, and it will now go to the President’s desk for final approval.
Across the nation, communities will benefit from these investments. Michigan will receive billions of dollars to fix roads and bridges, replace lead pipes, and more, including substantial investments in clean mobility solutions such as $1 billion to improve public transportation and another $110 million to build electric vehicle charging stations.
The bipartisan bill includes over $128 billion of investments in clean mobility solutions:
- $7.5 billion for electric vehicle charging stations
- $2.5 billion for zero-emission buses
- $2.5 billion for low-emission buses
- $39 billion for modernizing public transit and increasing accessibility
- $11 billion for transportation safety projects with an emphasis on pedestrians and cyclists
- $66 billion for rail projects
These investments will benefit Michiganders and the clean mobility industry. Still, more is needed to keep Michigan a national leader in the clean mobility industry, and we will continue to advocate for the passage of the Build Back Better Act and investments in clean mobility solutions with Michigan’s American Rescue Plan Act funds.