Breakdown of the Federal Infrastructure Bill for New York State

ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – President Joe Biden enacted his infrastructure investment and jobs law on Monday. Biparty legislation is the biggest investment the country has made in infrastructure in decades. New Yorkers will soon see changes in the way they travel by car, train or plane – and how they communicate online.

“Obviously, we’ve been waiting for this for a long time. This bill has huge impacts in New York. It will bring nearly $ 30 billion to New York for infrastructure spending, ”said Heather Briccetti, president and CEO of the Business Council of New York State Inc.

Federal officials say the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will create 1.5 million jobs per year over the next decade. This bill will also help New Yorkers, officials say, create new jobs and much-needed improved infrastructure.

“We have 1,700 bridges and 2,700 miles of freeways that are in poor condition,” Briccetti said.

According to these figures from the Business Council of New York State, this shows how much dollars the Empire State will receive. Over $ 13 billion in road financing and nearly $ 2 billion in bridge repairs. The bill also allocates $ 100 million to improve Internet access in New York City.

It is not known how the funds will be distributed across the state.

“There are so many intense needs in the New York metro area in particular, around transit, but roads and bridges are everywhere and the need is everywhere. I expect this administration to ensure that it is fairly distributed across the state, ”Briccetti said.

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