McBath Highlights Investments in Sustainable, Reliable Public Transit and Electric Vehicles

During second day of “Infrastructure Week,” McBath announces $1.4 billion in sustainable transportation investments & $135 million to improve EV capabilities & create good-paying jobs.

November 9, 2021

Marietta, GA – On the second day of “Infrastructure Week” following last week’s passage of the historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Rep. Lucy McBath (GA-06) is highlighting investments the legislation makes in sustainable, reliable public transit and electric vehicles right here in Georgia.  For decades, infrastructure in Georgia has suffered from a lack of investment, but will now receive $1.4 billion to improve public transportation options and at least $135 million to support the expansion of an EV charging network. The infrastructure funding spotlights the importance of investing in the everyday lives of Georgia’s families.     

“Every resident of metro Atlanta has a right to high-quality, regular, and dependable transportation options, and we must continue to make it easier, safer, and more sustainable to travel across our state,” said McBath. “This bipartisan legislation helps us improve critical transportation for underserved residential areas, getting Americans back to work, connecting employees with employers, and ensuring our small businesses have access to the customers they need to grow and thrive.”

Georgians who take public transportation spend an extra 74.1% of their time commuting and non-White households are 3.9 times more likely to commute via public transportation, yet 7% of trains and other transit vehicles in the state are past useful life. Investing in EV chargers alongside updated public transportation will help address the climate crisis, support domestic manufacturing jobs, and get Americans back to work. The historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will make life better for millions of Georgia residents, create good-paying jobs and economic growth, and help address inequality.