President Joe Biden signed into law the historic bipartisan Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (IIJA) on Nov. 15, capping an 11-month legislative journey that now shifts to implementation for the U.S. Department of Transportation, state transportation agencies, and the asphalt pavement industry.
NAPA members and State Asphalt Pavement Associations played a key role in advocating for and helping enact IIJA into public law, establishing 5 years of steady highway funding growth and policy certainty.
The White House has tapped former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu to oversee implementation of IIJA to ensure the funds authorized in the bill are not wasted or misspent.
Biden also signed an executive order to create an Infrastructure Implementation Task Force. The Federal Highway Administration is expected to soon issue each state’s apportioned highway funding for fiscal year 2022. NAPA briefed the State Asphalt Pavement Associations on Nov. 16 on IIJA, and will be on the road briefing the industry on the contents of IIJA at state association meetings this winter. For more information on IIJA, visit NAPA’s IIJA Implementation landing page.