Monday afternoon, President Joe Biden signed the bipartisan infrastructure bill into law. It’s a trillion-dollar deal that will impact our entire St. Louis region among every sector of infrastructure. Now, this means federal investments will start making their way here. There is a need in Missouri for this federal money.

A White House fact sheet showed infrastructure in the state has suffered from a systemic lack of investment for decades. This money will make life better, create good-paying jobs and economic growth. The Show-Me State is expected to get around $8 billion. A good chunk of it is for repairing roads and bridges, funds that are important for St. Louis County.

“That was a big big win for our community,” St. Louis County Executive Sam Page said, “We know that we have over $200 million of unmet needs and fixing our roads in the community. For the first time in a long time, we have funds to improve our arterial roads in St. Louis County.” Nearly $674 million will modernize public transit across the state. Capital that can improve the experience.