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What President Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Means for NY, NJ, CT

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What President Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Means for NY, NJ, CT.

NEW YORK – President Joe Biden officially signed his $ 1 trillion infrastructure plan that provides money for roads, bridges, ports, rail transit, clean water, the power grid, broadband internet, and more.

The bill will provide an influx of money to the tri-state area, and New York will receive $ 170 billion.

More than $ 10 billion will go to the MTA for expansion and improvements, while roads, bridges, and electric vehicle charging infrastructure have been allocated nearly $ 13 billion.

The funds will also go towards improving the city’s sewer system to better handle flooding.

In New Jersey, US Senators Bob Menedez and Cory Booker described how the bill will provide record investments in Garden State.

The money will go toward highway and bridge repairs and the Gateway Project, the expansion and renovation in planned stages of the Northeast Corridor rail line between Newark and Manhattan.

The funds will also go towards lead pipe replacements.

In total, $ 6 billion will go to highway projects, $ 1 billion for bridge repair, $ 104 million for electric vehicles and charging stations, and $ 24 million for ferry service.

Connecticut will receive about $ 5 billion, with projects including rebuilding the Gold Star Memorial Bridge in New London and Groton, upgrading the Amtrak Bridge at Old Saybrook, and the Swing Bridge in Haddam, working on bottlenecks on the I -84 and I-91 in Hartford as well as I-91 and I-691 in Meriden, and the I-84 widening in Danbury.

The plan promises to reach almost every corner of the country, a historic investment that the president has likened to building the transcontinental railroad and interstate highway system.

The White House projects that the investments will add, on average, about 2 million jobs per year over the next decade.

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