Infrastructure Deal Will Expand Clean Tech Adoption in the Years to Come

As of Monday, November 15, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (the Act) has become a funding reality. Billions of dollars are now allocated towards alternative fuel transportation technologies, among a myriad of other projects. The next several years will send money rolling down the road toward a clean transportation future.

Trillions Pave the Way for Infrastructure Improvements

The grand total signed into law comes to $1.2 trillion with $550 billion in new spending to be spent over the next five fiscal years. Funding to modernize outdated infrastructure and transportation systems as well as stimulus for American clean energy and transportation are one step closer to being accessible. While there is more clarity on what will be funded and when, it remains to be seen how some new programs will take shape. Enter, Mitch Landrieu, the newly knighted senior advisor responsible for overseeing the Act and how it is carried out.

Landrieu is the former Mayor of New Orleans, following the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, with previous stints as Louisiana lieutenant governor, state House representative, and the former president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Landrieu is no stranger to large infrastructure projects with an immediate need and is well acquainted with the innerworkings of state governments.