Secretary Buttigieg spoke with Gov. Evers, union leaders, and high school students about how the infrastructure law will build on the work Gov. Evers has done in the state and create good-paying jobs in Wisconsin – setting the Badger State up to be more competitive in the 21st century.
See what Wisconsinites are reading about the visit:
The Biden Administration says Wisconsin is expected to get more than five billion dollars over the next five years, just for roads and bridges.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg says to get the job done, more skilled workers will be needed.
He calls it a once in a generation opportunity to build America’s future with a workforce that reflects all of America.
“We have a chance to level the playing field right now,” said Sec. Buttigieg. “Because we’re creating so many jobs, that we need everybody’s help, talent and participation, not just because it’s the right thing to do from an equity and justice perspective, but also because that’s what it’s going to take to actually deliver all of these projects.”
The $1.3 trillion infrastructure program isn’t just about fixing bad roads and bridges, there’s also money for electric vehicle infrastructure. Wisconsin will get about $80 million for more E-V chargers.