For Immediate Release: 11/15/22

Contact: Phil Swibinski, (201) 978-8651

One Year Later, President Biden Delivered Where Trump Failed: Infrastructure Law Rebuilding New Jersey

One year ago today, President Biden and Democrats delivered once-in-a-generation investment in our nation’s roads, bridges, railroads, ports, airports, water systems and high-speed internet

TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Democratic State Committee Chairman LeRoy J. Jones, Jr., is releasing the following statement on the one year anniversary of President Biden signing the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill into law:

“While Donald Trump and his Republican Congress talked a big game about an infrastructure week that they ultimately failed to ever deliver, President Biden and Democrats have delivered an infrastructure decade. Here in New Jersey, we’re already starting to see progress on delivering safer roads, bridges, and drinking water, more affordable and accessible high-speed internet, good-paying jobs, and more — all because President Biden and Democrats succeeded where Trump and the Republicans failed.”

While President Biden and Democrats’ leadership made the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law possible, Republicans en masse voted against the law, which is already starting to benefit New Jersey. For a full breakdown of what the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is already doing for New Jersey and the investments that will come to the state in the future, SEE HERE

Some projects in New Jersey that have already been allocated funding include:

  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded $14.3 million to the Port of Mobile to dredge portions of the federal channel between Manasquan Inlet and the Cape May ferry area; repair portions of the Point Pleasant Canal bulkhead; and repair the Cape May Canal banks and gabions.
  • The New Jersey Transit Corporation will receive funding to renovate its Union City bus garage, allowing the agency to create a public bus terminal, house administrative services and charge and deploy battery electric buses
  • The Port of Camden Access and Infrastructure Resiliency Project will upgrade a functionally obsolete and structurally deficient truck route to improve access to the Port of Camden from I-676 by reconstructing nearly three miles of key roadway infrastructure.
  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded over $24 million for a coastal storm risk management and erosion control project to reduce hurricane and storm damage to New Jersey’s beaches.
  • About 190,000 households in New Jersey are now enrolled in the Affordable Connectivity Program, which cuts internet bills by up to $30 per month, or $75 for households on Tribal lands, and provides a one time $100 discount off a connected device.
    • Experts estimate that as many as 1.1 million households in New Jersey are eligible so households should check their eligibility, sign up, and find fully covered internet plans at GetInternet.gov.
  • $168 million to provide clean and safe water across the state through the Environmental Protection Agency with $48 million dedicated to lead pipe and service line replacement, and another $31 million for safe drinking water investments.
  • $37.7 million to build out a network of Electric Vehicle chargers across the state.