Issue Report
For Immediate Release: 
November 15, 2022
Contact Info: 
Raymond Rodriguez 202-225-3130
Passed by Congressional Democrats and signed into law by President Biden on November 15, 2021, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is transforming the infrastructure and economic landscapes of our country. This law secured $110 billion to start fixing the more than 173,000 miles of roads and 45,000 bridges in disrepair across the nation.

In just a year, these federal resources have funded key projects in every state in America, including repairs for more than 2,​800 bridges, and are creating millions of good-paying, union jobs. This legislation also dedicated federal resources to strengthen our seaports, airports, and other trade and transportation hubs. One year later, here’s a look at how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is delivering results For The People in all fifty states:

ALABAMA
Travis Mizzell, General Manager for Childersburg Water, Sewer, & Gas on water infrastructure funding:These funds are going to be put to good use in addressing the most needed areas of our system to ensure we are able to continue providing the best service possible not only to our customers of today, but for generations to come’” [Sylacauga News, 11/8/22]

ALASKA
Dave Bronson, Anchorage Mayor: “‘This [Bipartisan Infrastructure Law] grant award comes at a crucial time for the Port of Alaska and Municipality, as we work to rebuild and modernize Alaska's most important piece of infrastructure... Progress like this puts us one step closer to delivering food security for Alaska through a seismically resilient and modern Port of Alaska.” [Anchorage Daily News, 10/29/22]

ARIZONA
Regina Romero, Tucson Mayor: “Today we celebrate a transformative investment in Tucson’s infrastructure…the re-envisioned 22nd Street bridge will reconnect our communities and create safer ways for residents to drive, walk, bike, and move about. This project represents an opportunity to invest in neighborhoods where infrastructure has created safety risks and separation.” [Tucson Sentinel, 8/31/22]

ARKANSAS
Becca Green, Rock Region Metro Director of Public Engagement: “The passing of the bipartisan infrastructure law is great news for communities like Central Arkansas that depend on public transit…this is a game-changing shot in the arm from the federal government as a catalyst to that longer-term investment.” [Arkansas Public Radio, 4/15/22]

CALIFORNIA
Fritz Durst, Sites Project Authority Chairman on Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding for the Sites Reservoir: “Sites Reservoir creates new resiliency for California in the face of climate change…through Sites, we are building smarter infrastructure that will provide water supplies for people, farms and the environment when it’s needed most.” [AgNet West, 10/22/22]

COLORADO                                                                                    
Tim Hoover, Colorado Department of Transportation Spokesman on using Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to modernize and repair rural roads: “These roads are the ones people use to go grocery shopping, to doctors' offices and even for schools…these are lifelines.” [Kearney Hub, 11/14/22]

CONNECTICUT
Joe Giuletti, Connecticut Transportation Commissioner: “[I-95 repairs are] just the beginning of many federal grant funding opportunities that the Connecticut Department of Transportation is targeting to accelerate and prioritize safety improvement and accessibility upgrade projects on all of our roadways.” [Connecticut Public Radio, 10/19/22]

DELAWARE
Sandi Spiegel, Delaware’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program Administrator: “We're going to see projects that are in the many types of categories, but mainly we're addressing we're moving lead service lines, mitigating PFAS contamination, increasing storage and water pressure, and then of course doing some maintenance on replacing old distribution systems.” [Delaware Public Radio, 9/19/22]

FLORIDA
Petties Osceola Jr., Miccosukee Tribe of Indians Lawmaker, on farming and suburban runoff impacting the Everglades: “That’s one of the reasons why we are so adamant about at least cleaning up the water. But [Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding] is a step in the right direction. And we applaud it and are happy about it.” [Miami Herald, 7/22/22]

GEORGIA
Kenneth Thompson, Clayton County Public Schools Director of Operations: “Electric buses [funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law] will be an initial investment in our goal to doing our part in reducing our carbon footprint and lowering the emissions that are accelerating our climate change.” [CBS News Atlanta, 11/4/22]

GUAM
Tyrone Taitano, Guam Infrastructure Coordinator: “Under the Digital Equity Act program, Guam will get $150,000 in planning funds, which will make it possible for our community to apply for funding for needs ranging from job training to providing access to digital devices like tablets and laptops.” [The Guam Post, 8/9/22]

HAWAII
Aki Marceau, Director of Electrification of Transportation at Hawaiian Electric on Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding for electric vehicle infrastructure: “The overarching framework around this is the idea of de-carbonization. And so as we decarbonize the grid, transportation is the largest emitter of greenhouse gasses. We want to make sure as our grid becomes more renewable and cleaner.” [KITV, 9/27/22]

IDAHO
Stephanie Bailey-White, Idaho State Librarian, on digital equity funding benefitting Idaho libraries: “Especially during the pandemic, libraries focused on how they could keep students learning, adults earning, and improving the health and well-being of people throughout our state…I think it could be a game changer for our state.” [Idaho Press, 11/14/22]

ILLINOIS
Juliana Stratton, Lieutenant Governor: “The federal Orphaned Well Program provides a step forward by taking action on abandoned oil and gas wells that can be hazardous to health and safety…from creating economic opportunities to combat pollution to safeguarding the health of communities, this $25 million in grant funding will take us far in protecting the environment and the people that make southern Illinois and other impacted areas so great.” [WCIA, 8/28/22]

INDIANA
Jill Hoffmann, White River Alliance Executive Director: “[Funding] could be transformative at a regional or local level... we are certainly not short on threats that need to be mitigated. We cannot afford to allow any part of our community to crumble under increased flooding pressures and public health failures.” [The Indianapolis Star, 12/8/21]

IOWA
The White House: “Since the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law passed, Iowa is set to receive more than $2 billion for transportation to invest in roads, bridges, public transit, ports and airports and over $113 million for clean water.” [The White House, 11/14/22]

KANSAS
Tami Alexander, Kansas Department of Transportation Electrification Manager: “How is this good for Kansas? In 2021, wind was the majority producer of our electricity here in Kansas. All that electricity that's going to be sold for these big two for charging these electric vehicles, that's money that's coming back into Kansas.” [KMBC, 11/7/22]

KENTUCKY
Dr. Jamesetta Ferguson, MOLO Village President and CEO on Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to reconnect historically Black communities in Louisville: “The first thing I did was say thank you, Jesus, because it's been such a long time coming…this is the first new development on West Jefferson in over 50 years.” [WLKY, 11/10/21]

LOUISIANA
Sharon Weston Broome, Baton Rouge Mayor: “Connecting Baton Rouge and New Orleans via passenger rail, with key stops in between, will connect communities and enhance economic opportunity for citizens of South Louisiana.” [The Louisiana Illuminator, 8/11/22]

MAINE
Anne-Marie Mastraccio, Mayor of Sanford, on the impact of infrastructure upgrades to the city center funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: “Everything was uptown. I lived on Lebanon Street. We could walk everywhere, and in the afternoon, you could go from store to store, place to place. Things to eat. I see that happening in the future, and that’s the biggest thing that I’m excited about. That we turn a vibrant downtown that probably hasn’t been that way in 30 to 35 years.” [News Center Maine, 10/17/22]

MARYLAND
Lanny Hartmann, Columbia resident: “Drivers of electric vehicles that use a different plug need a network of chargers that are convenient and reliable,” he said. “That’s what is exciting about the national electric vehicle infrastructure plan.” [The Washington Post, 10/21/22]

MASSACHUSETTS
James Fiorentini, Haverhill Mayor, on Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to replace a heavily-used train bridge: “A modern commuter train system is essential to Haverhill's and the region's economic future and this is a another great step in that direction.” [The Brockton Enterprise, 2/27/22]

MICHIGAN
Susan Mudd, Senior Policy Advocate at the Environmental Law & Policy Center on Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding for electric school buses in Michigan: “This now will give a broader, bigger opportunity for both children to ride these quieter, cleaner buses, but it also will give more residents cleaner air because less diesel buses going through their neighborhoods, with the opportunity to experience and to witness quiet, zero-emission school buses.” [MLive, 10/26/22]

MINNESOTA
Jennifer Caron, Acting Mayor of Excelsior, on repairs to the St. Albans Bay bridge: “This was a project that called for outside assistance…this funding program, geared toward small cities that are often overlooked, and the timing of this grant with what will hopefully be ongoing support for construction, could not have come at a better moment.” [CCX Media, 1/14/22]

MISSISSIPPI
Buz Craft, Mayor of Vidalia, on Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding for manufacturing electric vehicle battery components: “It’s amazing news for our area…I’m so proud of the company and the work that it’s doing. The people they’re employing is going to have a huge impact on Concordia Parish and the region. It puts Vidalia on the international map.” [WLOX, 11/11/21]

MISSOURI
Robbie Makinen, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority CEO on why public transit investments benefit the economy: “What we want to do is take care of the people who need us. Take care of the people who need us every day. You may not use public transit but you sure as hell every day depend on a lot of people who do.” [FOX 4 KC, 11/15/22]

MONTANA
Brent Teske, Lincoln County Commissioner, on Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds to repair off-system bridges: “That would be huge because we could plan some projects and do some maintenance before we have another ice event... we need to improve that for pedestrian access… There are a lot of people using that area and it’s a traffic hazard with some of them having to be on the street.” [The Western News, 11/11/22]

NEBRASKA
Victoria Kitcheyan, Chairwoman of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska: “Throughout the pandemic we saw firsthand the importance of internet access and how critical it is for our tribal members to participate in remote education, telehealth and economic development opportunities...[this grant] level[s] the playing field of opportunity” [Nebraska Examiner, 10/11/22]

NEVADA
Mike Kazmierski, Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada CEO:It’s exciting to see continued investment in the clean energy economy, which is really taking off in Northern Nevada this time.” [Reno Gazette-Journal, 10/20/22]

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Adam Hammel, Exile Burrito owner, on Bipartisan Infrastructure Law repairs to roads and sidewalks: “Having this project complete will not only increase entrepreneurs’ willingness to give Main Street in Berlin a chance but will increase the ability to draw people out to Main Street during our cold winters.” [MyChamplainValley, 8/26/22]

NEW JERSEY
Kevin S. Corbett, NJ TRANSIT President & CEO, on the groundbreaking of the North Portal Bridge: “Construction of a new bridge will not only create approximately 15,000 jobs and add billions of dollars to our local economy but, more importantly, it will provide safe, reliable rail service for all Northeast Corridor commuters between Washington, D.C and Boston for generations to come.” [Trenton Daily, 2/16/22]

NEW MEXICO
The Environmental Protection Agency: “The New Mexico Drinking Water State Revolving Fund capitalization grant is being awarded to the New Mexico Finance Authority in the amount of $17,992,00 for their drinking water program. The focus of this program is to improve drinking water treatment, fixing aging water distribution system, improve sources of water supply and replace or repair water storage tanks.” [The Environmental Protection Agency, 9/30/22]

NEW YORK
Deka Dancil, Urban Job Task Force President, on repairs to I-81 funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: “This is going to be thousands of good-paying jobs coming here, so it only makes sense that when we make improvements and enhancements to the safety and efficiency of our infrastructure, that we also create some prosperity.” [Spectrum News, 3/2/22]

NORTH CAROLINA
Bob Keistler, Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District Civil Works Programs and Project Management Chief on Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding for marine infrastructure: ““We’re getting a chance to come back and do some spring cleaning here on things that we haven’t been able to do in a while.” [Coastal Review, 3/23/22]

NORTH DAKOTA
Jessica Johnson, Talon Metals Community Outreach Manager: “To meet President Biden’s goal of a 50% electric fleet by 2030 that is made in America, the U.S. has to find ways to mine and recycle key materials like nickel, lithium and copper…Talon has been selected as a recipient of the first set of projects funded by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles.” [MilleLacs, 11/3/22]

NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS
The White House: “As of today, over 3,300 households across the Northern Mariana Islands are receiving affordable internet due to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.” [The White House, 11/14/22]

OHIO
William D. Friedman, Port of Cleveland President and CEO: “As the premier port on the Great Lakes and a driver of regional economic vitality and job creation, federal investments like [the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law] are essential to maintaining Northeast Ohio’s global competitiveness… the grant will allow the port to increase its operational efficiency, implement new technology and build on its commitment to environmental sustainability.” [Cleveland Plain-Dealer, 10/27/22]

OKLAHOMA
Kimbra Scott, Port Muskogee Director: “Today is a monumental win for Muskogee. This $23.9 million grant will bring transformational change as Port Muskogee continues to serve northeast Oklahoma and global industries, ensuring Muskogee remains a global port city for generations to come.” [Business Facilities, 11/2/22]

OREGON
The Department of the Interior: “Bipartisan Infrastructure Law investments in wildland fire management in Oregon will increase fuels treatment in areas with high wildfire hazard potential, helping to protect homes and businesses in the wildland-urban interface and public drinking water.” [The Department of the Interior, 9/19/22]

PENNSYLVANIA
Chris Kufro, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation District 8 Executive: “The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law made an immediate impact on Pennsylvania’s roads and bridges by accelerating highway and bridge projects throughout the southcentral region... these projects are vital to ensuring the people who live and work in Pennsylvania have [a] safe, modern and efficient transportation network.” [WHTM, 11/14/22]

PUERTO RICO
The Department of Transportation: “In Puerto Rico there are 282 bridges and over 1,492 miles of highway in poor condition. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is the single largest dedicated bridge investment since the construction of the interstate highway system. Based on formula funding alone, Puerto Rico would expect to receive approximately $1.1 billion over five years in Federal highway formula funding for highways and bridges.” [The Department of Transportation, 12/15/21]

RHODE ISLAND
Dan McKee, Rhode Island Governor: “For too long Route 114 was in terrible shape, setting a poor first impression for visitors and Rhode Islanders alike…now thanks to the infusion of federal funds from the new infrastructure act, we’re getting our house in order and making our roads smoother and safer.” [Newport Buzz, 10/18/22]

SOUTH CAROLINA
Ryan Harvey, American Society of Civil Engineers South Carolina Chapter President: “South Carolina is growing at a fast rate and the funding hasn’t been there to improve roadways, bridges, take care of all the infrastructure that's needed... With the passage of this bill, it’s going to put a lot of money into our infrastructure. It’s a good thing and, it’s been needed for a while.” [News 19, 12/2/21]

SOUTH DAKOTA
Toby Crow, Associated General Contractors of South Dakota Executive Vice President: “This bill funds all types of infrastructure, all types of fiscal infrastructure that you need to handle an influx of people and growing communities...and create construction jobs that pay well.” [South Dakota Public Broadcasting, 12/1/21]

TENNESSEE
Cliff Lippard, Tennessee Advocacy Commission on Intergovernmental Relations Executive Director: “I just like to remind people that infrastructure is also about growth and prosperity, a lot of the projects that are in the public infrastructure inventory are related to economic development wins.” [WKRN, 1/26/22]

TEXAS
Chris McLaughlin, Dallas Fort Worth Airport Executive Vice President of Operations on Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to power a zero-carbon power plan that cuts overall emissions: “We’ve set aggressive goals to reach carbon net-zero by 2030…We’ve made progress, but we think this new power plant is the single biggest item in the bucket..” [Dallas News, 7/7/22]

UTAH
Spencer Cox, Utah Governor: “The PROTECT program [funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law] is so very important and valuable. It provides the resources that departments of transportation and local governments will need to invest in transportation resilience and move fast when an incident occurs.” [Deseret News, 7/29/22]

VERMONT
Julie Moore, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Secretary: “Vermont as a state, requires an investment of about $2 billion dollars in water infrastructure over the next ten years, based on the best available data…the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will allow us to make a significant down payment on what is a necessary investment in core infrastructure within our communities.” [Vermont Business News, 09/18/22]

VIRGINIA
Melinda Crawford, Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport CEO: We already have several projects underway…we’re already going to start with some of our sustainability projects, like improving the the terminal buildings. We’re putting window tinting in so that it reduces the heating bill.” [NBC 29, 4/4/22]

WASHINGTON
Ryan Hendricks, Quinault Indian Nation Member, on Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to improve climate resilience for tribal organizations: “The relocation project is vital to our existence here…tsunami risks have always been a concern, but recently, winter storms have brought flood waters to the village, despite a seawall between the beach and homes.” [King 5, 11/2/22]

WEST VIRGINIA
Dave McMahon, West Virginia Surface Owners Rights Organization, on Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to plug abandoned wells: “This is going to be a great relief to hundreds of people who are concerned about their groundwater and property values.” [Environmental Defense Fund, 3/21/22]

WISCONSIN
Christine Haag, Department of Natural Resources Remediation and Redevelopment Program Director: “This funding will be critical to cleaning up contaminated wetlands on neighboring properties and bringing us closer to achieving our ultimate goal, clean up and closure of this Superfund site.” [St. Croix 360, 5/13/22]

WYOMING
Christelle Khalaf, Center of Business and Economic Development at the University of Wyoming Associate Director: “Wyoming is at a nexus point, so I am optimistic about these investments that could go a long way toward better positioning the state to take advantage of new opportunities that build on its history, know how, and culture.” [Casper Tribune, 9/27/22]

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