December 21, 2021
Today, US Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) Have announced federal funding of $ 796,122,349 for fiscal year 22. of the bipartisan infrastructure act to improve roads and bridges and create well-paying jobs statewide. These federal investments also fund critical new programs to fight climate change, both by reducing carbon emissions and strengthening infrastructure to withstand extreme climate and weather impacts.
Maryland’s Congressional Democratic delegation voted to pass the bipartisan infrastructure law, which was enacted by President Biden last month and provides for an infusion of new federal funds for highway and bridge repairs for communities across the country. The funds, administered by the Federal-Aid Highway Program, will be used for construction, reconstruction or improvement. This is the first round of funding under the five-year federal investment in Maryland’s highways permitted under the bipartisan infrastructure act.
“The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act was a long overdue investment in the roads and bridges that Marylanders rely on every day,” lawmakers said. “This new round of federal funding will help rebuild Maryland’s roads and comprehensive transportation network, reduce congestion and pollution, and keep drivers and pedestrians safe. Team Maryland is proud to support well-paying union jobs for our state through this funding, and we look forward to delivering more federal infrastructure resources to our communities through the Infrastructure Modernization Bill we have signed up for. beaten so badly.
The American Society of Civil Engineers gave Maryland a grade of C on its infrastructure report card, finding many deficiencies requiring immediate attention, such as traffic congestion and Maryland’s growing population.
Funding will be distributed as follows:
Road performance program
Block grants program for transportation
Safety improvement program
Level Crossings Program
Air quality and mitigation program
National road freight program
Carbon reduction program
PROTECT Formula Program
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