— $110 billion for roads and bridges. The $40 billion for bridges is the single largest dedicated bridge investment since the construction of the Interstate highway system — $39 billion for public transit. The money would be used to modernize bus and subway fleets and bring new service to communities. That’s about $10 billion less than senators negotiating the agreement had originally designated.
The White House is projecting that the investments will add, on average, about 2 million jobs per year over the coming decade. A 57-page Republican summary of the agreement obtained by The Associated Press also outlines how the lawmakers hope to pay for the additional spending. Here’s a breakdown of where the dollars would go, according to a summary released by the White House on Wednesday. — $66 billion for passenger and freight rail. The money would be used to reduce Amtrak’s maintenance backlog, improve Amtrak’s 457-mile-long Northeast Corridor as well as other routes and make safety improvements to rail grade crossings.
— $7.5 billion for electric vehicle charging stations, which the administration says is critical to accelerating the use of electric vehicles to curb climate change. — $5 billion for the purchase of electric school buses and hybrids, reducing reliance on school buses that run on diesel fuel.
— $17 billion for ports and $25 billion for airports to reduce congestion and address maintenance backlogs. — $55 billion for water and wastewater infrastructure, including funding to replace all of the nation’s service lines using lead pipe. — $65 billion to expand broadband access, a particular problem for rural areas and tribal communities. Most of the money would be made available through grants to states.
— $21 billion for cleaning up superfund and brownfield sites, reclaim abandoned mine land and cap obsolete gas wells. — $73 billion for modernizing the nation’s electric grid and expanding the use of renewable energy. And here’s a breakdown of pay-fors in a Republican summary of the plan:
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