U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), announced the approval of the S. 2302, the America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act (ATIA), a broad bipartisan infrastructure bill that includes funding for natural gas stations.
The legislation creates a $1 billion grant program to build infrastructure for alternative fuel vehicles in highway corridors where it does not currently exist, so that drivers of these vehicles do not experience “range anxiety” that their car could leave them stranded. Drivers of electric, hydrogen, and natural gas powered cars will now have access to these power and fuel stations.
“Our climate is changing, and we recognize that. We also recognize the need to reduce carbon emissions from our transportation infrastructure. Dedicated funding and new incentives in our legislation will help states reduce their total transportation emissions. For example, states can get funding to help mitigate traffic congestion in urban areas. They also can choose to develop plans to reduce transportation related emissions and compete for additional funds if they meet or exceed them,” said Barrasso.
U.S. Senators John Barrasso (R-WY), Tom Carper (D-DE), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Ben Cardin (D-MD) introduced America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019. The bill is the largest highway legislation in history.
Source: Senator John Barraso