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Revitalizing America: 40,000 Infrastructure Projects Initiated in Two Years

Article Summary

U.S. President Joe Biden's administration has initiated 40,000 infrastructure projects two years after Biden signed a $1 trillion infrastructure bill into law, as per Mitch Landrieu, the administration's head of infrastructure. Landrieu estimates that these projects, which include enhancements to airports, bridges, roads, recharging stations for electric vehicles, and high-speed internet connections, will take between three and five years to complete.

Infrastructure Bill: The Numbers So Far

Landrieu reports that over $400 billion in projects have been announced, covering 40,000 projects in more than 4,500 communities across the country. This includes all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Native American tribal areas. Landrieu himself has visited 130 cities, towns, and communities affected by the law, logging over 110,000 miles.

The projects are diverse, ranging from airport and road construction to establishing more recharging stations for electric vehicles and expanding high-speed internet access. Landrieu estimates it will take three to five years to complete all 40,000 projects, with some finishing quickly and others, like the Hudson River Tunnel for New York and New Jersey, taking longer.

Historic Progress by the Numbers

Thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Administration has already:

  • Enabled more than 21 million low-income households to access free or discounted high-speed internet service through the Affordable Connectivity Program;

  • Started improvements on 135,800 miles of roads and launched over 7,800 bridge repair projects, increasing safety and reconnecting communities across the country;

  • Provided funding to deploy over 2,900 low-and zero-emission American-made transit buses, doubling their number on America’s roadways, and funded approximately 2,400 clean school buses;

  • Delivered funding for 445 port and waterway projects to strengthen supply chains, speed up the movement of goods, lower costs, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions;

  • Deployed investments in over 190 airport terminal projects to modernize and expand terminals—18 of which are under construction and 8 more that are complete;

  • Launched seven world-class Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs with $50 billion of public and private sector investment, a historic leap forward in growing the clean energy economy across the nation;

  • Launched over 2,300 projects to help communities build resilience to threats such as the impacts of climate change and cyber-attacks;

  • Financed over 1,200 drinking water and wastewater projects across the country, including projects that will replace hundreds of thousands of lead service lines;

  • Removed hazardous fuel material from 8.7 million acres of land through the Infrastructure Law and other sources to protect communities from wildfires;

  • Funded nearly 400 projects for water recycling, storage, conservation, desalination, and other purposes to improve drought resilience across the West;

  • Provided funding to over 100 states, tribes, and territories and launched over 60 projects to improve the resilience and reliability of America’s electric grid and deliver cheaper and cleaner electricity—representing the largest single investment in electric transmission and distribution infrastructure in the history of the United States;

  • Plugged over 6,000 orphaned oil and gas wells to address legacy pollution; and

  • Awarded funding to 70 previously unfunded Superfund projects, clearing a longstanding backlog of projects to clean up contaminated sites and advance environmental justice.


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