A bridge collapsed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Friday, January 28, 2022, just hours before President Biden visited to discuss infrastructure. It was right before 7:00 a.m. when Pittsburgh Public Safety confirmed a bridge collapsed near Frick Park. There were four vehicles on the bridge at the time of the collapse. One of the vehicles was a Port Authority bus dangling off the bridge. Crews formed a human chain to rescue those on the bus, and the three individuals were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. According to Pittsburgh Fire Cheif Darryl Jones, ten people suffered minor injures, and the Pittsburgh Public Safety said they are looking to make sure there are no additional victims under the collapse. Red Cross is aiding in victim assistance.
President Biden’s New Infrastructure Bil
The historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will rebuild crumbling roads and bridges, replace lead pipes, help provide high-speed internet to every family in America, and produce concrete results that change people’s lives for the better.
Roads, Bridges, and Transportation Infrastructure
- The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced $27 billion in funding to replace, repair, and rehabilitate bridges across the country to all 50 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, and Tribal governments over the next five years.
- Vice President Harris announced an EV Charging Action Plan to achieve the President’s goal of building a national network of 500,000 electric vehicle chargers.
- Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm formed a Joint Office of Energy & Transportation focused on building out the national network of EV chargers.
- FHWA at USDOT announced $52.5 billion in Federal Highway Apportionment for fiscal year 2022 the largest in decades for all 50 states and DC.
- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) at USDOT announced $3 billion for 3,075 airportsacross the country that can use investments to upgrade critical infrastructure.
- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at USDOT announced $260 million for highway safety programs to reduce traffic crashes.
- USDOT awarded $1 billion in Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grants to invest in 90 major projects across 47 states funding that will be boosted by an additional $7.5 billion in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
- The Maritime Administration (MARAD) at USDOT announced $230 million in Port Infrastructure Development grants to improve ports, strengthen the nation’s supply chains to meet demand resulting from the rapid economic recovery over the past year, and help ease inflationary pressures. Funding for this program will be boosted by an additional $2.25 billion through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
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