Saturday, September 30, 2023
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Saturday, September 30, 2023

Biden Allocates $5B for Safer City Infrastructure




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In response to the alarming surge in road deaths, President Joe Biden unveiled a new initiative today, announcing a $5 billion fund that will be dedicated to improving urban infrastructure, Your Content has learned.

The federal funding will support the development of bike paths, wider sidewalks, and an increased number of speed cameras, all aimed at promoting road safety and reducing fatalities.

This substantial investment comes as part of the newly established Safe Streets & Roads for All program, which aims to make significant strides in curbing traffic-related deaths.

Leading the charge is Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, who has been instrumental in spearheading this nationwide effort to prioritize public safety.

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The Transportation Department is set to release updated federal data later this week, which is anticipated to reveal another distressing increase in traffic fatalities across the United States for the year 2021.

Of particular concern is the rising number of pedestrian and cyclist fatalities, surpassing the rate of vehicular deaths.

Coinciding with this announcement, today marks the six-month anniversary of President Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure legislation being signed into law.

The White House confirmed that a remarkable $110 billion from the $1 trillion infrastructure package has already been allocated, further emphasizing the administration’s commitment to transforming and modernizing the nation’s infrastructure.

The concerted efforts of the Biden administration, in collaboration with local municipalities and transportation authorities, aim to prioritize road safety and ensure that American cities are equipped with the necessary infrastructure to protect their residents.

By investing in bike paths, wider sidewalks, and increased speed enforcement measures, the administration is taking proactive steps to address the concerning trend of rising road fatalities and make significant progress towards a safer and more sustainable transportation system, according to The News Observer.

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