Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law led by Sinema and shaped by Kelly provides $900,000 for new bridge over I-19
WASHINGTON – $900,000 will be invested in critical Arizona transportation infrastructure from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law led by Senator Kyrsten Sinema and shaped by Senator Mark Kelly.
The $900,000 investment – allocated by the U.S. Department of Transportation – supports the planning and design of a new pedestrian and bicycle bridge over I-19 and expands Tucson’s green spaces and non-motorized vehicle trails.
“Today’s investment delivers real results to Tucsonans and will better connect them to educational, medical, and career services in their community – strengthening our local economy, enhancing safety, and expanding transportation options,” said Sinema, co-author and lead negotiator of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law.
“The investment we helped secure through our Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will ensure that Tucsonans can safely enjoy all our city has to offer whether they are taking a walk or riding on their bikes. This is just another way our law is delivering real results for Arizonans,” said Kelly.
According to the Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office, of the 70 pedestrian deaths in Pima County in 2022, 49 occurred in the City of Tucson. The $900,000 investment in a new pedestrian and bicycle bridge over I-19 enhances public safety and non-motorized vehicle trails in the community.
Sinema and Kelly’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law makes the strongest investment ever in American public transit with $39.2 billion to expand transit systems, increase accessibility, and fund the nation’s transit system repair backlog, estimated at more than 24,000 buses; 5,000 rail cars; 200 stations; and thousands of miles of track, signals, and power systems—and the biggest investment in passenger rail since the creation of Amtrak. Last year, the bipartisan infrastructure law delivered $176 million for Arizona public transportation.
Sinema led bipartisan Senate negotiations with Republican Senator Rob Portman of Ohio that included Senator Kelly and senators from both parties.
The bipartisan infrastructure law was supported by groups including The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Business Roundtable, The National Association of Manufacturers, The AFL-CIO, The National Retail Federation, The Bipartisan Policy Center, North America’s Building Trades Unions, the Outdoor Industry Association, The American Hotel and Lodging Association, The National Education Association, as well as hundreds of mayors across all 50 states.