Congressman Colin Allred has announced that Texas will receive more than $641 million in funding through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to give Texans more transportation options and reduce traffic and carbon pollution across the state.
“North Texans feel the lack of federal investment in our infrastructure every day—from congestion to persistent smog,” Allred said in a statement, adding that the new investments “will reduce congestion and help protect our planet.” Allred is a member of the congressional Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
$6.4 billion in investments nationwide
Ahead of Earth Day, the Biden administration announced investments totaling more than $6.4 billion across the U.S., to be administered under the Federal Highway Administration’s Carbon Reduction Program. As North Texans deal with high gas prices and rising inflation, Allred says the new funding will allow Texas to deliver more transportation alternatives and reduce commute times.
The $641 million can be invested in a range of eligible projects, including:
• Public transit services
• Electric vehicle charging infrastructure
• Traffic flow improvements
• Congestion management technology
• Pedestrian and cycle trails
These are only the latest investments in Texas infrastructure investments under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Others have included over $172 million in transit funding for the Dallas area, more than $107 million in bridge repair funding, over $80 million in funding headed to DFW Airport and Love Field Airport, and over $60 million for electric vehicle charging.
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