INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Democratic Party, the organization that advocates for the future of Indiana and its families, today celebrated the brighter future President Joe Biden’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (The Jobs Act) is STILL creating for the Crossroads of America. This time, the Biden Administration announced The Jobs Act would allocate about $1.38 billion for the state government to use for investments in roads, bridges, railroads, safety improvements, and carbon emission reduction across Indiana. This investment comes from 12 federal formulas – like National Highway Performance Program, Highway Safety Improvement Program, and Bridge Formula Program – and will create a brighter future for Hoosiers in all 92 counties.
The best part: U.S. Congressmen André Carson and Frank Mrvan supported the Jobs Act last year, because it is expected to create good, union jobs, and improve on the state’s F-rated quality of life for families too.
In contrast, not one Indiana Republican in Congress supported The Jobs Act. In fact, U.S. Senator Todd Young delivered an eleventh hour flip-flop to save himself from political attacks from Donald Trump. What’s worse, Young’s office tried to take credit for the law – despite voting “NO” on the law. The Indiana Republican Party – led by Todd Young – consistently proves they will govern by an extremist agenda first, Indiana’s future last.
For more information about The Jobs Act, please click here. Further, see the Department of Transportation’s announcement of the $1.38 billion investment below:
Biden-Harris Administration Sending Indiana $1.38 Billion from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for Roads, Bridges and More
President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides a $15.4B increase in national funding over FY21 which goes directly to Indiana and all 50 States, DC and Puerto Rico
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced that it has released $1.38 billion to Indiana in Fiscal Year 2023 apportionments for 12 formula programs to support investment in critical infrastructure, including roads, bridges and tunnels, carbon emission reduction, and safety improvements utilizing funding from the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The funds go directly to Indiana, providing transportation leaders within Indiana the flexibility to continue the important work of rebuilding roads and bridges and making their transportation system more efficient reflecting their state’s particular needs.
“America’s roads and bridges are the vital arteries of our transportation system, connecting people and goods across the country,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “Because of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, today we are sending historic levels of funding to every state to help modernize the roads and bridges Americans rely on every day.”
|National Highway Performance Program||$705,709,922|
|Surface Transportation Block Grant||$343,318,341|
|Highway Safety Improvement Program||$72,150,947|
|Railway-Highway Crossings Program||$7,871,518|
|Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality Program||$52,363,109|
|National Highway Freight Program||$33,706,151|
|Carbon Reduction Program||$30,612,552|
|PROTECT Formula Program||$34,808,665|
|National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program||$21,215,523|
|Bridge Formula Program||$74,542,768|