What Will the Infrastructure and Jobs Act Do for NYS?
According to an email message from Congressmember Kathleen Rice, Long Island’s “once state-ofthe-art roads, bridges, airports, public transit, and water infrastructure have fallen into a state of
disrepair and no longer support the needs of our communities.” The recently passed Infrastructure
Investment and Jobs Act is expected to do the following for NYS:
“Bridges and Highways
… provide NYS with $11.6 billion in federal funding for highway repair programs, and $1.9 billion for the
construction and rehabilitation of our bridges.
Public Transit and Airports
… invest $9.8 billion in the state’s public transit infrastructure, and $685 million for our airports – key for
commuters who rely on the Long Island Railroad and major airports like JFK and LaGuardia.
…send NYS $2.6 billion to improve water infrastructure. This will benefit our communities on Long Island that have long struggled with water contamination issues.
…[provide] $175 million for electric vehicle charging networks, helping us reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.
…[provide] a minimum of $100 million to expand broadband internet coverage across the state. Families struggling to afford to connect will also be eligible for stipends to pay their internet service bills.
… provide New York with $28 million to protect against cyber-attacks as threats in cyberspace continue to grow. “