Joe Manchin urges Biden to focus on ‘conventional’ infrastructure


Electric vehicles: $ 174 billion to boost electric vehicle markets. Discounts and Tax Benefits to Buy American-Made Electric Vehicles.

Included in the White House plan are grants for governments and private groups to build 500,000 electric vehicle chargers and replace 50,000 diesel transit vehicles.

School buses: Replace 50,000 diesel transit vehicles and electrify at least 20 percent of the yellow school bus fleet. The package praises a program from the Energy Department called Clean Buses for Kids. It would “put us on the road to 100 percent clean buses,” the White House said.

Public transport: Biden is calling on Congress to invest $ 165 billion in public transportation. This includes modernization existing throughput and expansion of those systems. It would double federal funding for an area that is a significant part of the state and local budgets. According to the White House, it would “ bring bus, bus, and train services to communities and neighborhoods across the country ” without specifying which, claiming it would “ ultimately reduce traffic congestion for everyone. ”

Lead pipes: After a campaign in which the Flint drinking water fiasco became a major problem for Democrats, the proposal includes $ 45 billion for a plan to eliminate all lead pipes used in water distribution. The funds would be managed through EPA’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund and in Water Infrastructure Improvement for the Nation Act grants to places.

Made in America: Made in America Terms of Manufacture and Shipping. According to the White House, it will “require goods and materials to be made in America and shipped on US flagged ships.” Similar ‘made in America’ provisions are common in the field of legislation. The White says his plan “will ensure that Americans who have endured generations of systemic discrimination and exclusion finally have a fair chance of finding well-paying jobs and unionizing.”

Modernization of bridges and highways: $ 115 billion to modernize bridges, highways, roads and highways in ‘critical need’. The White House cites statistics saying that a total of 173,000 miles of highways are in poor condition, along with 45,000 bridges. The plan also calls for funds to repair 10,000 ‘smaller bridges’ that provide ‘vital connections to rural and tribal communities’.

Protect cyclists and pedestrians: Bicycles would also receive a share of the billions. The package includes $ 20 billion for safety – including funds to “ reduce accidents and fatalities, especially for cyclists and pedestrians. ”

Transit: Biden is calling for $ 85 billion to modernize existing transit. A Transportation Department figure cites a maintenance backlog of $ 105 billion, including 24,000 buses, 5,000 rail cars, 200 stations, plus rail and other systems. If the infusion is done, it would double current federal funding.

Amtrak: Biden, a lifelong train enthusiast who used to commute by train between Wilmington and Washington, would pour $ 80 billion into Amtrak to modernize the system and improve the Northeast Corridor, which connects DC to New York and points north. The money would be used to finance repairs, increase safety and electrification, and connect new city pairs. Grants would “support the safety, efficiency and electrification of rail passenger and freight transport.”

Airports: The plan calls for $ 25 billion for airports, with funds going to the existing Airport Improvement Program. It also calls for upgrades to Federal Aviation Administration resources that “ ensure safe and efficient air travel, ” with a new terminal renovations and connections program.

Waterways: $ 17 billion for inland waterways, coastal ports, land ports and ferries.

Neighborhoods Cut off by Roads: $ 20 billion to reconnect neighborhoods cut off by highways and historic investment, plus research on “ advanced sidewalks. ”

Water recovery: Unspecified investment for “the protection and restoration of major land and water resources such as the Florida Everglades and the Great Lakes.”

Broadband: Strive for ‘100 percent high-speed broadband coverage’ in the country. Work with Congress to lower Internet prices. According to the plan, “Biden acknowledges that individual grants to cover internet costs may be needed in the short term,” but believes that continuously providing grants “is not the right long-term solution.”

Power grid: Build a more resilient energy system. Targeted investment allowance to help build 20 gigawatts of power lines.

Plug oil wells: Spend $ 16 billion to connect ‘orphan’ oil and gas wells.

Brownfields: $ 5 billion for brownfields and Superfund sites.

Industrial clean energy: 15 low-carbon hydrogen demonstration projects to help industry use clean technology.

Civilian Climate Corps: $ 10 billion for a new Civilian Climate Corps. It is unclear what this new unity entails.

Affordable housing: $ 213 billion to produce, maintain and adapt more than two million affordable and sustainable living spaces. Including ‘assistance with rental on a project basis’. $ 40 billion for public housing infrastructure.

Energy at home: $ 27 Billion Clean Energy and Sustainability Accelerator for home energy upgrades.

Schools: $ 100 billion to upgrade and build new public schools, half through grants and the other half through bonds.

Community schools: $ 12 billion to invest in community college infrastructure.

Day-care: $ 25 billion to upgrade childcare facilities.

Veterans: $ 18 billion for VA hospitals.

Home care: $ 400 billion toward “expanding access to quality, affordable home or community care for aging family members and people with disabilities.”

R&D: $ 35 billion in R&D investment. Includes $ 5 billion for climate research

HBCUs: $ 10 billion for R&D investment in historically black colleges and universities

Pandemics: $ 30 billion in pandemic measures. Includes investments in medical supplies, testing and research.

Power Sources: $ 46 billion for charging ports, advanced nuclear reactors and fuel, electric building heat pumps.

Disrupted employees: $ 40 building for dislocated workers.

Staff training: Workforce training amid “persistent economic inequalities”: $ 12 billion for workforce development in “disadvantaged communities.” $ 5 billion for the prevention of community violence.

Apprenticeships: $ 48 billion in “US workforce development,” including 2 million new apprenticeships.

Enforcement: $ 10 billion to ensure fair and equal pay, workplace safety and job boards “free from racial, gender and other forms of discrimination and harassment.”