In Two Years of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, WA Has Received $5.3 Billion for Nearly 1,200 Transportation Projects

November 14, 2023

Ports, railroads, airports, & highways will operate more safely & efficiently thanks to once-in-a-generation investment in American infrastructure

November 15 marks two years since President Biden signed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), a once-in-a-generation investment to modernize America’s infrastructure. Since then, the law has delivered approximately $7.9 billion to Washington state, including $5.3 billion for 1,192 road, bridge, transit and climate resilience projects. U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, authored many provisions in the law to meet the growing infrastructure demands in Washington state. Additionally, much of the funding has gone out under grant programs authorized by the Commerce Committee.

“The infrastructure law continues to give Washington's growing economy a big boost. 57 of our state’s airports received money to upgrade their service. $7.9 billion and 1,200 projects later, we have kickstarted much-needed improvements to our roads, bridges, and transit lines to help move Washington’s products and people faster and more safely. Federal investments in broadband infrastructure keep driving down the cost of internet and improving services for thousands of Washingtonians,” Sen. Cantwell said.