U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper
U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper

NASHVILLE – Rep. Jim Cooper recently announced that Tennessee will receive an additional $139,172,276 in funding from the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to provide Tennesseans with more transportation options, ease congestion, and reduce carbon pollution across the state. The funds are administered under the Federal Highway Administration’s Carbon Reduction Program, an initiative established by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law continues to deliver historic investments with cleaner, more convenient, transportation options for Tennesseans,” said Rep. Jim Cooper. “This funding, which no Republican member of the Tennessee delegation supported, will slash commute times, lower costs for working families, combat harmful carbon pollution, and provide jobs.”

The investments total more than $6.4 billion across the country and can be invested in a range of eligible projects, including:

  • Public transit services;
  • Electric vehicle charging infrastructure;
  • Traffic flow improvements;
  • Congestion management technology; and
  • Pedestrian and cycle trails.