USA – On November 6, the U.S. government passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, allocating funds for, among other things, the regeneration of the nation’s public transport system and the expansion of charging infrastructure.
The White House press states that U.S. public transit infrastructure is “inadequate”, counting more than 24,000 buses in a multibillion-dollar repair backlog. It also states the transportation sector is the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the USA. The government is therefore committing an additional USD39bn over the next five years, making for a total of USD89.9bn guaranteed federal funding for public transit across the country. One of the primary aims of the act is to replace thousands of buses with zero-emission vehicles.