Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act means historic investment that will modernize our roads, bridges, transit, rail, ports, airports, broadband, and drinking water and wastewater infrastructure.

This legislation does not raise taxes on everyday Americans, and it will create good-paying union jobs. In fact, investments made in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, combined with those in the Build Back Better Act, will add an average of 1.5 million jobs each year for the next decade, renewing America’s promise of shared prosperity.  

The investments in this legislation will also help create more livable communities by reducing carbon pollution from the transportation sector and helping to improve water and air quality. The bill provides $550 billion in NEW spending on our nation’s infrastructure over the next five years, including:

  • $110 billion for roads, bridges, and major projects.
  • $66 billion passenger and freight rail.
  • $11 billion for transportation safety.
  • $39 billion for public transit.
  • $17 billion for ports and waterways.
  • $25 billion for airports.
  • $7.5 billion for clean school buses and ferries.
  • $7.5 billion for electric vehicle charging.
  • $1 billion to reconnect communities, including funds for projects that remove barriers to opportunity caused by legacy infrastructure.

Historic Investments in Clean Water Infrastructure 

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act provides billions of dollars in direct infrastructure investment as a down-payment to address America’s crumbling wastewater infrastructure and local water quality challenges. The bill includes:

  • $23.4 billion for Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) and the Safe Drinking Water SRF programs
  • $15 billion for lead service line replacement.
  • $10 billion to address Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS).
  • $3.5 billion to support water infrastructure in Tribal communities.

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Funding Highlights

 

For more information on the Build Back Better Act, please click here.