By Taylor Klocke

Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders' Infrastructure Plan

February 11, 2020

Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders’ has released, “Green New Deal,” a $16.3 trillion infrastructure package that Sanders’ administration would pursue should he be elected President.

In an effort to ensure that CTAA members are familiar with the potential Presidential candidates’ proposed infrastructure policy, we will be releasing key highlights of every candidate’s policy proposals.

If elected, Sanders is promising to enact the following changes to public transportation:

  • Spend $526 billion on a new electrical grid across the country
  • Create a federal grant and zero-emission vehicle program to create a 100 percent renewable transportation sector
  • Provide $407 billion in grants for states to help school districts and transit agencies replace all school and transit buses with electric buses
  • Invest $300 billion in building public transit that is affordable, accessible, fast, and resilient. By doing so, Sanders is seeking to increase public transit ridership by 65 percent by 2030.

Sanders’ full infrastructure plan can be found here: https://berniesanders.com/en/issues/green-new-deal/

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The Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) and its members believe that mobility is a basic human right. From work and education to life-sustaining health care and human services programs to shopping and visiting with family and friends, mobility directly impacts quality of life.