One Year Later: The Infrastructure Bill is Delivering for Ohioans￼
November 15, 2022
Columbus, OH — One year after Ohio Democrats helped pass an historic investment in American workers and infrastructure, working families are already seeing results.
While Ohio Democrats made the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law possible, Ohio Republicans including Troy Balderson, Mike Carey, Steve Chabot, Warren Davidson, Bob Gibbs, Bill Johnson, Jim Jordan, Dave Joyce, Bob Latta, Mike Turner and Brad Wenstrup voted against the law, which is already starting to benefit Ohio. For a full breakdown of what the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is already doing for Ohio and the investments that will come to the state in the future, see here.
“Thanks to Sherrod Brown and Ohio Democrats, our state’s infrastructure is once again working for working families. From creating jobs, to investing in American-made materials to expanding broadband internet, Ohio Democrats are delivering for our state while Ohio Republicans are blocking progress at every turn. We look forward to seeing the progress that continues to be made as these historic investments move our state forward,” said Ohio Democratic Party Chair Elizabeth Walters.
Here’s a sampling of Ohio projects that have already benefited from the infrastructure bill:
- To date, $4 billion has been announced in Ohio for roads, bridges, roadway safety, and major projects. This includes:
- $3.6 billion in highway formula funding and $209 million in dedicated formula funding for bridges in 2022 and 2023.
- $53 million through the RAISE program and $127 million through the INFRA program in Fiscal Year 2022.
- To date, Ohio has received $5 million through the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment Program (BEAD) to help provide access to high-speed internet across the state. In addition, about 754,000 households in Ohio are enrolled in the Affordable Connectivity Program, with more signing up every day.
- To date, $241 million has been announced to Ohio to provide clean and safe water across the state and improve water infrastructure.
- To date, Ohio has been allocated $258 million to improve public transportation options across the state.
- Ohio has been allocated $50.5 million in 2022 and 2023 to build out a network of EV chargers across the state.