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Q5. How will the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) address climate change?

  • The BIL advances a wide variety of infrastructure investments that will reduce greenhouse emissions and bolster the resilience of our transportation infrastructure. The investments in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will help foster American manufacturing of green technologies, create good-paying green jobs, and build better infrastructure that provides Americans with affordable, sustainable transportation options. 
  • Examples of BIL programs that support climate:
    • EV charging. The BIL includes the first-ever Federal investment in electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, investing $7.5 billion over five years. This funding will support the President’s goal of deploying 500,000 EV chargers by 2030 and ensure that electric vehicle owners are able to get where they need to go. 
    • Transit funding. The BIL provides $91.2 billion in mandatory transit funding and supplemental transit appropriations over five years—the largest investment in transit in American history. Improving our transit and rail systems will help provide accessible and enjoyable climate-friendly alternatives to driving and flying. 
    • Carbon Reduction Program. The BIL includes more than $6.4 billion over five years for a new formula Carbon Reduction Program specifically to reduce transportation-related emissions. 
    • PROTECT. The Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient, and Cost-saving Transportation (PROTECT) program, which provides $8.7 billion over five years to increase the resilience of our transportation system.
    • Read more about Climate and Resilience in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.