Spanberger presses White House on infrastructure | Local government
The legislation would provide $ 7 billion for the Virginia freeways and $ 537 million for the replacement and repairs of the Virginia Bridge over five years. The state has 577 bridges and more than 2,124 miles of highways in poor condition.
“I am really excited about the infrastructure bill because its impacts will be significant and clear,” said Spanberger. “This is a bill that makes real investments.
According to his office, the bill would provide $ 1.2 billion over five years to improve public transportation in Virginia.
The infrastructure bill would also make great strides in providing Virginia households with high-speed internet access, an essential public service, Spanberger said.
“Here in Central Virginia, I am excited about its tremendous prospects for broadband,” she said.
Combined with the efforts of the administration of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, Spanberger said the infrastructure bill “would really put broadband on a rocket-like trajectory, providing high-speed connectivity across the Commonwealth.”
The measure would allocate $ 100 million to expand broadband Internet in Virginia. More than 1.9 million Virginians would be eligible for an Expanded Affordability Connectivity Allowance, which will help low-income families access high-speed internet.