Here are some of the items thus far (via Oilfield Rando):
$550 million for the Technology and Innovation Deployment Program
$127.5 million for Training and Education
$550 million for the Intelligent Transportation Systems Program
A federal program that “enhances American productivity through the integration of advanced communications technologies into the transportation infrastructure and in vehicles
$405 million for the University Transportation Systems Program
Grants to colleges and universities for transportation research and development
$132.5 million for the Bureau of Transportation Statistics
The BTS director is by law Mayor Pete’s senior advisor
$350 million for the Wildlife Crossings Pilot Program
$50 million for the Prioritization Process Pilot Program
Could have just taken a Lean Six Sigma course?
$500 million for the Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program
New pilot program to study the feasibility and impacts of removing an existing transportation facility that “creates a barrier to community activity”
$150 million for Planning Grants
$350 million for Capital Construction Grants
Annual listing of “socially disadvantaged businesses enterprises”
With federal in-person inspections to verify the business owners are “socially disadvantaged”
$75 million for studying how to enact income-based road usage taxes
Also studies using third parties (big tech) to collect road use data and fees.
Also a public awareness campign to warm us up to it.
$50 million for a per-mile road usage fee pilot program
Volunteer drivers will test a per-mile road usage fee nationwide.
Tracking methods will include third-party on-board diagnostic (OBD-II) devices, smart phone applications, telemetric data collected by automakers, motor vehicle data obtained by car insurance companies.
The advisory board for the program must include “advocacy groups focused on equity”.
High Friction Surface Treatment Application study
The study will assess using bauxite on roads (has been done forever), and also incorporate renewables into pavement design.
$100 million for digital construction management systems
A new “Center of Excellence on New Mobility and Automated Vehicles”
New mobility means Byrd scooters.
Transportation Resilience and Adaptation Centers of Excellence
These centers will “support climate vulnerability assessments informed by climate change science”
And remember this is just 25 percent of the bill.