As the nation’s supply chain weakens, the White House has a plan to alleviate the stress on the nation’s ports.
According to For Construction Pros, the United States ports-related components of the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), are front and center, given the heavy amount of attention being given to the ongoing supply chain challenges.
According to a White House fact sheet, the legislation invests $17 billion in port infrastructure and waterways and $25 billion in airports to address repair and maintenance backlogs, reduce congestion and emissions near ports and airports, and drive electrification and other low-carbon technologies.
Modern, resilient, and sustainable port, airport, and freight infrastructure will strengthen our supply chains and support U.S. competitiveness by removing bottlenecks and expediting commerce and reduce the environmental impact on neighboring communities.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said that on the heels of President Biden signing the IIJA into law, it is now time to get to work on repairing the nation’s infrastructure.