Pennsylvania Governor Highlights Anticipated Funding Through Federal Infrastructure Plan
"This comprehensive package will provide critical federal funding to Pennsylvania's infrastructure, support economic growth throughout the commonwealth, and provide stable, good-paying jobs for Pennsylvanians," Wolf said.
Based on historical formula funding, the White House anticipates Pennsylvania receiving the following infrastructure improvements with federal funding:
- Repair and rebuild roads and bridges with a focus on climate change mitigation, resilience, equity, and safety for all users, including cyclists and pedestrians. Based on formula funding, Pennsylvania would expect to receive $11.3 billion for federal-aid highway apportioned programs and $1.6 billion for bridge replacement and repairs.
- Improve health, sustainable transportation options. Through formula funding, Pennsylvania expects to receive $2.8 billion over five years to improve public transportation options across the commonwealth.
- Build a network of electronic vehicle (EV) chargers to facilitate long-distance travel and provide charging options. Pennsylvania expects to receive $171 million over five years to support the expansion of an EV charging network across the commonwealth.
- Help connect every Pennsylvanian to reliable high-speed internet. Pennsylvania will receive a minimum allocation of $100 million to help provide broadband coverage across the commonwealth, including providing access to the at least 394,000 Pennsylvanians who currently lack coverage.
- Prepare more infrastructure for the impacts of climate change, cyber-attacks, and extreme weather events. Based on historical formula funding levels, Pennsylvanian will expect to receive $49 million over five years to protect against wildfires and $26 million to protect against cyber-attacks.
- Deliver clean drinking water to Pennsylvanians. Based on the traditional state revolving fund formula, Pennsylvania will expect to receive $1.4 billion over five years to improve water infrastructure and ensure clean, safe drinking water throughout the commonwealth.
- Improve commonwealth airports. Pennsylvania's airports expect to receive $355 million for infrastructure improvements over the next five years.