Ossoff: Athens gets $24m from infrastructure bill

$13 million for Gainesville

Georgia Senator Jon Ossoff says Athens-Clarke County receives $24 million from the infrastructure bill President Joe Biden signed into law Monday. Gainesville gets $13 million.

From the office of Ga Sen Jon Ossoff…

$1.36 billion in funding to improve and expand public transportation options statewide over the next five years

o Roughly $923 million for Metro Atlanta

o Roughly $11 million for Albany

o Roughly $24 million for Athens-Clarke County

o Roughly $25 million for Augusta-Richmond County

o Roughly $5.8 million for Brunswick

o Roughly $5.5 million for Cartersville

o Roughly $33 million for the Chattanooga/NW Georgia area

o Roughly $20.7 million for Columbus-Muscogee County

o Roughly $9 million for Dalton

o Roughly $13.8 million for Gainesville

o Roughly $6 million for Hinesville

o Roughly $16 million for Macon-Bibb County

o Roughly $14.4 million for Rome

o Roughly $30.7 million for Savannah

o Roughly $9 million for Valdosta

o Roughly $15 million for Warner Robins

REPAIRING GEORGIA ROADS AND BRIDGES:

· $8.9 billion to fund repairs of Georgia roads and highways

· $225 million for bridge replacement and repairs in Georgia

UPGRADING GEORGIA’S AIRPORTS:

· Over $619 million for repairs and upgrades at Georgia’s airports

EXPANDING RURAL BROADBAND:

· At least $100 million to help provide broadband coverage across Georgia

· Establishes the Affordability Connectivity Benefit to help more than three million low-income Georgians afford internet access

ACCELERATING GEORGIA’S TRANSITION TO CLEAN ENERGY:

· $135 million to build an electric vehicle charging network across Georgia

· Funding to replace transit vehicles and buses with clean, low- and zero-emissions vehicles

COASTAL RESILIENCY:

· $12 billion for flood mitigation efforts in Georgia and across the country

UPGRADING GEORGIA’S PORT INFRASTRUCTURE:

· Over $16.5 billion for waterway and coastal infrastructure in Georgia and across the country

UPGRADING PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITIES:

· $500 million grant program to make infrastructure and energy efficiency upgrades at public schools in Georgia and across the country

ENSURING SAFE DRINKING WATER IN SCHOOLS, HOMES, & BUSINESSES:

· $55 billion to replace lead pipes and service lines in public schools and buildings in Georgia and across the country

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant

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