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Biden infrastructure plan seeks US$571 billion in transport funds

US President Joe Biden's proposed infrastructure bill calls for US$571 billion in additional transport spending and $50 billion to make infrastructure more resilient to climate change, reports Bloomberg News

12 April 2021 - 19:00
US President Joe Biden's proposed infrastructure bill calls for US$571 billion in additional transport spending and $50 billion to make infrastructure more resilient to climate change, reports Bloomberg News.

The $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan calls for $115 billion on roads and bridges, including $50 billion for a road modernisation programme intended to address existing problems.



It also sets aside $40 billion for investments in bridges, $5 billion on community transportation, and $10 billion on transportation alternatives.



Another part of the plans includes $85 billion for mass transit, $55 billion for helping existing public transportation systems.



Another $25 billion will be used to expand transit systems, with $5 billion dedicated to helping implement the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.



Other points include $25 billion for the Federal Aviation Administration's program to improve airports, $17 billion for ports and waterways, $80 billion to modernize Amtrak's Northeast Corridor.



Another $16 billion goes in grants to Amtrak's national network, $20 billion for intercity passenger rail and $5 billion for freight rail and safety grants.



Lastly, $15 billion for building 500,000 electric car charging stations, $100 billion for rebates to electric car consumers, $25 billion for zero emission transit vehicles, and $20 billion for school bus electrification.




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