Roads, bridges, and funding for the Chesapeake bay
According to news reports, Maryland is in line to receive nearly $6 billion as a result of the passage of the Congressional infrastructure package. The money is intended for improving roads, bridges, transit systems, broadband access, and aid in the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay.
Parts of the bill that are specific to Maryland include:
- $238 million over five years for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts.
- $4.1 billion in federal highway aid.
- $409.5 million for bridge replacement and repairs. A federal assessment has 273 bridges in Maryland rated in poor condition.
- $62.8 million to expand electric vehicle charging over the next five years.
- $17 billion in aid overall for ports with a yet to be determined amount for the Port of Baltimore.
- $100 million to improve broadband internet coverage across the state.