MADISON, Wis. – Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that Madison will receive $6.4 million from President Biden’s infrastructure law to rebuild and restore Madison Metro’s maintenance facility.
The infrastructure law, which passed without the vote of a single Wisconsin Republican in Congress, will build on Governor Evers’ work to rebuild the state’s roads and bridges, ensure clean drinking water is a right in every home, and make public transportation more accessible.
Read how President Biden’s infrastructure law is funding Madison’s Metro System here:
The City of Madison will receive $6.4 million to restore Madison Metro’s maintenance and administrative facility, The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Monday.
The funds are part of more than $409 million awarded to 39 states with the passing of President Joe Biden’s infrastructure law, the DOT explained.
The City of Madison, which is the only Wisconsin city that was awarded money, will use the funds to continue to provide reliable transportation for its citizens.
The grants provide funds to projects to modernize and improve transit, as well as buy green technology or electric buses, explained U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.
“These grants will help people in communities large and small get to work, get to school, and access the services they need,” Buttigieg said. “Everyone deserves access to safe, reliable, clean public transportation – and thanks to the President’s historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, we are bringing modern buses to communities across America.”
The department’s Federal Transit Administration received more than $2.5 billion in funding requests, which it noted where over five times the amount of funding available under the previous law.
The Texas Department of Transportation received the highest grant award, with more than $22 million set aside for the purchase of new buses, a new transit maintenance facility and support charging infrastructure for rural transit fleets.