The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), also referred to as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), makes historic investments in the transportation sector by providing for discretionary grants to improve public safety and climate resilience, create jobs across the country, and deliver a more equitable future.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is the largest long-term investment in US infrastructure and economy in our Nation’s history. It provides $550 billion over fiscal years 2022 through 2026 in new Federal investment in infrastructure, including roads, bridges, mass transit, water infrastructure, resilience, and broadband. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides the basis for FHWA programs and activities through September 30, 2026. It makes a once-in-a-generation investment of $350 billion in highway programs. This includes the largest dedicated bridge investment since the construction of the Interstate Highway System.
New programs under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law focus on key infrastructure priorities including rehabilitating bridges in critical need of repair, reducing carbon emissions, increasing system resilience, removing barriers to connecting communities, and improving mobility and access to economic opportunity. Many of the new programs include eligibility for local governments, Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), Tribes, and other public authorities, allowing them to compete directly for funding. (FHWA BIL) https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/bipartisan-infrastructure-law/