❭ How does Maryland benefit from the Infrastructure Bill?
How does Maryland benefit from the Infrastructure Bill?
Congratulations, Democrats, for passing the biggest infrastructure bill since Eisenhower! How does Maryland benefit from the Infrastructure Bill? So many ways!
- $4.1 billion in federal highway aid.
- $409 million for bridge replacement and repairs. The White House says the state has 273 bridges and more than 2,201 miles of highway in “poor” condition.
- An undetermined share of $17.1 billion in national funding for ports, much of it for new construction.
- $1.7 billion to improve public transportation options across the state.
- $63 million to expand the state’s electric vehicle charging network.
- $7.9 million to protect against wildfires and $15.9 million to guard against cyberattacks.
- $844 million to improve water infrastructure systems.
- $238 million to supplement Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts.
- $100 million to enhance broadband coverage across the state. In addition, about 1 million Marylanders will be eligible for funding aimed at helping low-income families afford internet access.
- An undetermined share of $1 billion to remove damaging highways or other infrastructure projects of the past that split neighborhoods.
- Language allowing the Red Line light rail project in Baltimore to be revisited as part of billions of dollars in transportation capital investment grants. Hogan canceled the project in 2015.