What's in Store for California's 2021 Infrastructure Plan?

California's $40.19 Billion Infrastructure Roadmap

On Nov. 5 Congress approved a bipartisan $1.2-trillion infrastructure bill that lawmakers say will expand access to high-speed internet, rebuild old roads and bridges and create networks of electric car charging stations.

Wildfires and cyberattacks

California will expect to receive $84 million over five years to protect against wildfires and $40 million to protect against cyberattacks.

Public transportation

Over the next five years, the state is slated to receive $9.45 billion to improve public transportation options across the state. The effort appears geared to boosting ridership on buses and rail. Just 5% of commuters in California take public transit to work, according to the Transportation Department. But those commuters have pretty rough treks. According to the Census Bureau, Californians taking public transit in 2019 spent an average of 52 minutes commuting to work — more than 20 minutes longer than those who drove. The White House says that non-white households are 1.6 times more likely to take public transit in the state.

California would expect to receive $9.45 billion over five years under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to improve public transportation options across the state.

Road improvement

An estimated 1,500 bridges and 14,000 miles of California highway are in poor condition, according to the White House. California would expect to receive $25.3 billion for federal-aid highway apportioned programs and $4.2 billion for bridge replacement and repairs under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act over five years.

Charging stations for electric cars

California would expect to receive $384 million over five years to support the expansion of an EV charging network in the state.

Broadband Internet

California will receive a minimum allocation of $100 million to help provide broadband coverage across the state, including providing access to the at least 545,000 Californians who currently lack it.

Drinking water

California will expect to receive $3.5 billion over five years to improve water infrastructure across the state and ensure that clean, safe drinking water is a right in all communities.

Airports

Over the next five years, California is likely to receive $1.5 billion to improve airports.

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