Delivering on key campaign promise, Biden and Democrats deliver good-paying jobs and much-needed improvements for North Carolina’s roads, bridges, broadband and more
President Biden signed his historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal into law, making good on a key campaign promise and delivering a once-in-a-generation investment in the nation’s crumbling infrastructure. North Carolina Democratic Party Chair Bobbie Richardson released the following statement celebrating the benefits the law will bring to our state:
“President Biden and Democrats delivered what Donald Trump and Republicans failed to: a once-in-a-generation bipartisan infrastructure law that will create good-paying jobs, tackle supply chain issues and grow our economy, and make much-needed improvements to critical infrastructure like our nation’s roads and highways, bridges and transit, drinking water systems, and broadband. This investment is a major win for North Carolina and I congratulate President Biden on getting it done.
“Ted Budd, Pat McCrory, Mark Walker and every single North Carolina Republican that stood against these historic investments have an awful lot of explaining to do. In 2022, voters won’t forget that when faced with a choice, they put politics ahead of the best interests of North Carolina’s economy and people.”
- $7.2 billion to improve highways and $457 million for bridge replacement and repairs over five years.
- $910 million over five years to improve public transportation options across the state.
- $109 million over five years to support the expansion of an EV charging network in the state. North Carolina will also have the opportunity to apply for the $2.5 billion in grant funding dedicated to EV charging in the bill.
- A minimum of $100 million to help provide broadband coverage across the state, including providing access to the at least 424,000 North Carolinians who currently lack it. 3,219,000 or 31% of people in North Carolina will also be eligible for the Affordability Connectivity Benefit, which will help low-income families afford internet access.