Stimulus funding could join another $200 million from the state if the Legislature approves governor’s budget request for high-speed internet.
The Trump administration and GOP control of the Legislature have hampered funding of initiatives to reduce pollution.
Available funding has lagged the cost for repairs and replacements, leaving a huge need unmet.
Biden’s American Jobs Plan, which sets aside $621 billion for transportation, would be a shot in the arm, but long-term needs remain at the state level.
Voters have a history of rewarding public officials who pay attention to long-neglected public needs.
Legislation signed Thursday includes stimulus checks affecting 5.5 million in the state and a broad range of other types of pandemic relief.
Economic stimulus package includes direct checks to Americans and new funding for combatting the coronavirus pandemic.