Utah Democrats’ statement on infrastructure deal

There are few words short of historic. In continuation of his work for every Utahn and American, President Biden and Democrats, reached across the aisle and have now passed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal, a once-in-a-generation investment that will create millions of jobs modernizing our infrastructure, turn the climate crisis into an opportunity, and put us on a path to win the economic competition for the 21st century.

Based on funding formula alone, the state of Utah would expect to receive:

  •  $2.4 billion for federal-aid highway apportioned programs and $225 million for bridge replacement and repairs for five years
  • $623 million over five years to improve public transportation
  • $36 million over five years to support the expansion of an EV charging network in the state
  • A minimum allocation of $100 million to help provide broadband coverage across the state, including providing access to the at least 104,000 Utahns who currently lack it
  • 700,000 or 22% of people in Utah will be eligible for the Affordability Connectivity Benefit, which will help low-income families afford internet access
  •  $19 million over five years to protect against wildfires and $13 million to protect against cyberattacks.
  • A portion of a $3.5 billion national investment in weatherization which will reduce energy costs for families. 
  • $360 million over five years to improve water infrastructure across the state and ensure that clean, safe drinking water is a right in all communities.