ATLANTA – Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) announced that Georgia will receive $210,930,745 in funding under the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to provide Georgians with more transportation options, ease congestion in local communities and reduce carbon pollution across the state. The funding will come over a five-year period.
Congresswoman Williams, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee said:
“Everyone who lives in Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District has spent too much time trapped in traffic. I’m working to give everyone better transportation options–from finishing the BeltLine, to increasing transportation equity, to reconnecting neighborhoods, and so much more. This funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will help advance my work building clean and efficient transportation networks for everyone, no matter your ZIP Code.”
The investments total more than $6.4 billion across the country and are administered under the Federal Highway Administration’s Carbon Reduction Program, a new initiative established by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. As working families grapple with Putin’s Price Hike at the pump, this funding will allow Georgia to deliver more transportation alternatives and reduce commute times. These funds can be invested in a range of eligible projects, including:
- Public transit services
- Electric vehicle charging infrastructure
- Traffic flow improvements
- Congestion management technology
- Pedestrian and cycle trails
Congresswoman Nikema Williams proudly serves Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District. Congresswoman Williams serves on the exclusive Financial Services Committee where she is Vice Chair of the Oversight and Investigations subcommittee, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and the Select Committee for the Modernization of Congress. She is Freshman Class President and Co-Chairs the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus. Congresswoman Williams builds on the Fifth District’s legacy as the cradle of the civil rights movement as a champion of voting rights, closing the racial wealth gap, and ensuring the promise of America for all–regardless of their ZIP code or bank account.