FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 4, 2021
Contact: WisDems Communications (email@example.com)
Fact Sheet: Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Delivers for Wisconsin
MADISON Wis. — Today, the White House released state-specific fact sheets that highlight how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Package will benefit Wisconsin. This comes on the heels of this morning’s poll from Politico and Morning Consult that shows broad bipartisan support for the proposals. Notably, the poll found that a majority of voters from all parties support all six provisions included in the infrastructure bill.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Package will support the work Gov. Evers has already done to connect Wisconsin families and businesses by expanding broadband, repairing roads and bridges, and investing in a clean-energy future.
Here’s how some of the provisions in the federal package will specifically benefit Wisconsin:
- Repair and rebuild our roads and bridges with a focus on climate change mitigation, resilience, equity, and safety for all users, including cyclists and pedestrians:
- Based on formula funding, Wisconsin would receive $5.2 billion for federal-aid highway repair programs and $225 million for bridge replacement and repairs over five years.
- Wisconsin can compete for the $12.5 billion Bridge Investment Program to secure funding for larger bridge restoration projects and $16 billion for major infrastructure projects that will deliver substantial economic benefits to communities.
- Improve healthy, sustainable transportation options for millions of Americans:
- Based on formula funding, Wisconsin would receive $595 million over five years to improve the state’s public transportation systems.
- Build a network of EV chargers to facilitate long-distance travel and provide convenient charging options:
- Wisconsin would receive $79 million over five years to expand an electric vehicle charging network across the state.
- Wisconsin can apply for $2.5 billion in grant funding dedicated to electric vehicle charging.
- Help connect every American to reliable high-speed internet:
- Wisconsin will receive a minimum allocation of $100 million to help provide broadband across the state.
- 1,246,000 or 22% of people in Wisconsin will be eligible for the Affordability Connectivity Benefit, which will help low-income families afford internet access.