Division of Expenditure RI and MA Under the Infrastructure Act

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Division of Expenditure RI and MA Under the Infrastructure Act

Providence, RI (WLNE) – The U.S. Department of Transportation released a state-by-state breakdown of how much money each state can expect to receive as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).

The law allocates money to repair, build and modernize the nation’s roads, bridges and transportation systems. The law also includes billions of dollars for improvements to broadband, airports, ports, power grids and water systems. In addition, the law provides funding for the use of zero-emission buses and to expand the nation’s network of electric vehicle chargers.

RHODE ISLAND:(*All numbers are from the USDOT)

The U.S. Department of Transportation estimates Rhode Island and Massachusetts will get the following additional funding as part of the law:

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  • November 20, 2021 6:40 am

  • President Biden signed the $1 trillion bill into law on November 15. The legislation was passed by the Senate in August and, after weeks of debate, it passed the House in early November.

-Approximately $1.7 billion over five years in federal highway formula funding for highways and bridges

-Approximately $15 million over five years in 402 formula funding for highway safety traffic programs

-Approximately $292 million over five years to improve public transportation options -Approximately $23 million over five years to expand and support the state’s network of electric vehicle charging stations

-Approximately $45 million over five years for airport improvements Read the entire USDOT breakdown of money for Rhode Island here:BIL_RhodeIsland

MASSACHUSETTS:(*All numbers are from the USDOT) -Approximately $5.3 billion over five years in federal highway formula funding for highways and bridges.

-Approximately $63 million over five years to expand and support the state’s network of electric vehicle charging stations -Approximately $244 million over five years for airport improvements

-Approximately $2.8 billion over five years to improve public transportation options -Approximately $32 million over five years in 402 formula funding for highway safety traffic programs