Boise Mayor Lauren McLean announced Monday she is attending President Joe Biden's signing of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal.
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is a $1 Trillion plan that promises to support infrastructure across the nation.
Honored to be at the signing of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal. It’s a once-in-a-generation investment that’ll create millions of jobs modernizing our infrastructure, turn the climate crisis into opportunity, and create economic opportunity for the 21st century. pic.twitter.com/ajDHNVEbP5— Lauren McLean (@laurenmclean) November 15, 2021
Here is what the plan will do for Idaho:
- More than $2.2 billion of the deal is going directly to rebuilding roads and bridges across Idaho, with a focus on climate change mitigation
- $350 million is dedicated to keeping water clean and safe throughout the state.
- $24 million will go to battling the effects of climate change, like the wildfires that have been plaguing the west.
Idaho will also see more than $300 million over the next five years. $30 million is for electric vehicles, $192 million is for Public transportation and $86 million will go to state airports.
Mayor McLean believes these investments will benefit Boise's climate, transportation and energy future.