By Stacy M. Brown

NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent


As the Biden-Harris Administration launches Infrastructure Week, White House officials are hailing significant strides made under President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, highlighting transformative outcomes spurred by the administration’s robust infrastructure investments.

“President Biden is delivering an ‘Infrastructure Decade’ that will benefit communities for generations to come,” remarked a senior administration official, emphasizing the long-term impact of the administration’s initiatives. The White House recently released an updated map that displays over 56,000 infrastructure projects and awards that span communities in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, territories, and tribal lands, which highlights the scope of these efforts.

“These projects represent a tangible manifestation of our commitment to rebuilding America’s infrastructure and enhancing its competitiveness,” stated a White House spokesperson.

With nearly $454 billion allocated from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the administration has made significant headway in addressing critical infrastructure needs, including road and bridge repairs, clean water access, and internet connectivity, the White House noted in a fact sheet. “We’re seeing the results of our investments on the ground, from improved roads and bridges to expanded internet access for millions of Americans,” noted a senior administration official.

Key achievements highlighted by the administration include the repair of over 165,000 miles of roads and the launch of more than 9,400 bridge repair projects, enhancing roadway safety and connectivity. “Investments in clean transit options have been a priority, with nearly 3,000 transit buses and over 5,000 clean school buses funded to date,” emphasized a White House official.

Efforts to modernize airports and air traffic facilities have also been emphasized, with nearly $15 billion allocated for airport upgrades nationwide. “Our focus is not just on rebuilding infrastructure but on modernizing it to meet the needs of the 21st century,” stated a senior administration official.

Moreover, the administration has prioritized environmental sustainability, investing in initiatives to address legacy pollution and promote clean energy deployment. “Funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is supporting critical environmental remediation efforts, including the cleanup of Superfund and brownfield sites,” The White House noted.

As Infrastructure Week unfolds, the administration is urging bipartisan cooperation and continued congressional support for key programs, such as the Affordable Connectivity Program. “Extending funding for programs like the Affordable Connectivity Program is essential to ensuring equitable access to essential services for all Americans,” emphasized a senior administration official.