BTS and the Investment in Infrastructure and Jobs Act
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) (Public Law No: 117-58), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), signed into law on November 15, 2021, is a $1.2 trillion investment in our nation’s infrastructure intended to rebuild America’s roads, bridges and rails, upgrade and expand public transit, modernize the nation’s ports and airports, improve safety, address the climate crisis, advance environmental justice, and invest in communities that have too often been left behind. It intends to drive job creation and grow the economy sustainably and equitably. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law assigns the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) with specific outreach tasks.
BTS Outreach and the Investment in Infrastructure and Jobs Act
- Section 25003 of the Law outlines specific responsibilities of BTS for determining the data analysis tools needed to assist local communities in making infrastructure decisions. To facilitate that assistance, BTS is conducting outreach to ensure local decision-makers have the data and tools they need.
- Section 25004 of the Law amends Chapter 63 of Title 49, United States Code to add employment and advanced transportation technologies to the subjects of data collection and analysis activities, and authorizes the Secretary to request additional appropriations for BTS in future years.
Questions? Please see the resources below and reach out to the BTS Outreach Team at BTSOutreach@dot.gov.