Last Friday, The U.S. House passed by a vote of 228-206, a “Hard” Infrastructure Bill that will cost $1.2 trillion over eight years.The bill will fund billions in the roads, bridges, rail, broadband and water supply.
For North Carolina, this means $7.2 billion for highway programs and another $457 million for bridge replacement and repairs.
- $911 million to improve public transportation, including rail.
- $109 million to expand the electric vehicle charging network.
- $100 million to spread broadband coverage to at least 424K North Carolinians without it.
- $105 billion towards improving the communities’ ability to withstand extreme weather caused by climate change.
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