Vice President Harris Speaks at the UBC International Training Center
President Biden and Vice President Harris support the Senate’s passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the largest long-term investment in our infrastructure and competitiveness in nearly a century.
The need for action in Florida is clear and recently released state-level data demonstrates what the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will deliver for Florida. The American Society of Civil Engineers gave Florida a C grade on its infrastructure report card. The historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will make life better for millions of Florida residents and create a generation of good-paying union jobs and economic growth.
Under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Florida should expect to receive:
$13.1 billion for federal-aid highway apportioned programs and $245 million for bridge replacement and repairs under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act over five years. In Florida there are 408 bridges and over 3,564 miles of highway in poor condition. Since 2011, commute times have increased by 11.6% in Florida and on average, each driver pays $425 per year in costs due to driving on roads in need of repair.
$2.6 billion over five years to improve public transportation options across the state. Floridians who take public transportation spend an extra 77.9% of their time commuting.
$198 million over five years to expand an electric vehicle charging network, and Florida can apply for $2.5 billion in grant funding dedicated to electric vehicle charging in the bill.
$100 million to help provide broadband coverage across the state, including to the 707,000 Floridians who currently lack it.
$26 million over five years to protect against wildfires and $3.5 billion in weatherization to reduce energy costs for families. From 2010 to 2020, Florida has experienced 22 extreme weather events, costing the state up to $100 billion in damages.
$29 million to protect against cyberattacks,
$1.6 billion over five years to improve water infrastructure across the state
and ensure that clean, safe drinking water.
$1.2 billion for infrastructure development for Florida airports over five years.
Click here to see highlights of Vice President Harris' visit to the UBC International Training Center to discuss this historic legislation.
Read the complete rundown of how Florida will benefit from this historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act by clicking on the file link, below: