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Bridges, bike lanes, electric car chargers and more: 5 essential reads on the infrastructure bill

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Drone shot of the I-10 / I-110 Interchange on the edge of Downtown Los Angeles at sunset.

The Conversation, November 2021

After months of debate and negotiation, Congress has passed a sweeping measure to upgrade many parts of the nation’s infrastructure. The bill provides US$1.2 trillion in funding, including $550 billion in new federal spending; the rest renews and updates existing transportation programs, such as highway construction.

While the bill is smaller than President Joe Biden’s original $2.6 trillion request, it still represents the largest federal investment in U.S. infrastructure in over a decade. A statement from the White House asserts that the legislation will “drive the creation of good-paying union jobs and grow the economy sustainably and equitably.”

These five articles from our archives analyze some infrastructure needs that will receive new funding.

Continue reading at The Conversation.

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