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Pingree: One Year Later, President Biden’s Infrastructure Law is Delivering for Mainers

Since President Biden singed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law one year ago, nearly $1 billion has been invested to improve the lives of the people of Maine

Today, marking the first anniversary of President Biden’s landmark Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Maine’s First District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree highlighted the historic federal investments that are already creating good-paying jobs and transforming Maine communities.

“One year ago, President Biden and the Democratic Congress delivered a once-in-a-generation investment in American infrastructure, ushering in a time of transformation and modernization in the United States. This historic law has already invested $966 million in Maine, funding projects from repairing roads and bridges and boosting public transportation to improving access to clean drinking water and expanding broadband internet access – all while supporting our economy and creating good-paying jobs,” Pingree said. “As Mainers mark the extraordinary progress of the last year, I remain laser-focused on our fight to build on this progress — lowering costs, fighting the climate crisis, and building safer communities.”

Decades of underinvestment have left Maine communities in urgent need of repair and modernization. The American Society of Civil Engineers gave Maine’s infrastructure an overall grade of C-, including a C- for its bridges, a D for its roads, and a C for its drinking water.

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is already making progress on this backlog, delivering federal funds for a range of vital projects in Maine including:

  • $711 million for roads, bridges, and roadway safety
  • $69.5 million to provide clean and safe water across Maine and improve water infrastructure
  • $47.6 million to improve public transportation options
  • $13.3 million for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean School Bus Program
  • $7 million in 2022 and 2023 to build out a network of electric vehicle chargers
  • $37.6 million for clean energy, energy efficiency, and power in 2022
  • $15 million for infrastructure resilience 
  • $20 million for legacy pollution cleanup 

A full summary of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s investments in Maine is available here.


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