It has been one year since the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
In that time, the county and the state of Arizona have started to achieve tremendous benefits that will help make the lives of all Americans better.
For example, according to a Biden/Harris Administration released fact sheet, the country has seen:
- Launched 2,800 bridge repair and replacement projects across the country.
- Awarded funds for over 5,000 new clean transit and school buses.
- Major investments in modernizing airports and ports of entry.
- The approval of electric vehicle infrastructure deployment plans for all 50 states.
- Funding for water delivery repair and modernization infrastructure.
- Approved projects to help infrastructure in tribal lands.
- Appropriations to combat drought and climate change.
- Monies to provide mine, abandoned oil well, and brownfield clean up.
- Funding to prevent wildfires and protect wildfires.
- Investments in clean energy from energy-efficient home technology, longer serving batteries, clean hydrogen initiatives, and upgrading the power grid.
- Expanding internet access across rural and impoverished portions of America.
Specifically in Arizona, the Grand Canyon State has seen from the Infrastructure Law:
- $2.1 billion for roads and bridges.
- 326,000 households have signed up for internet connectivity per the Infrastructure Law.
- $234 million for clean water infrastructure and repair.
- About $40 million combined to fund clean energy school buses and public transit infrastructure.
- $27.6 million to build a network of electric vehicle chargers around Arizona.
- $47 million for weatherization.
- $84 million for airport infrastructure.
- $26.2 million for pollution cleanup including sealing up abandoned mines.
Overall, as of October 25, 2022, Arizona has received $3.2 billion in Bipartisan Infrastructure Funding.
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, one of Arizona’s leaders in Green Sustainability and developing the fifth-largest city in the country’s influence in clean energy, electric vehicles, biosciences, and computer technology, saluted the first-year anniversary of the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, posting on social media: