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Atlanta receives funding for infrastructure projects

May 13, 2022

The city of Atlanta recently received $45 million in federal funding for infrastructure projects. This is the first payout to the city from the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which aims to improve roads and transit, clean water, broadband internet and other initiatives.

The law is expected to grant hundreds of millions of additional dollars to Georgia over the next five years, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Much of the money will be distributed based on formulas that account for each state’s miles of highways, transit ridership and other factors. Georgia would get $8.9 billion for highway construction and $1.4 billion for public transportation over the five year period.

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