Senator Reverend Warnock played an instrumental role in securing landmark investments in Georgia through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law has invested over $9 billion to date in projects across Georgia
News follows the Senator’s Monday announcement of $60 million for electric school buses coming to Georgia
Senator Reverend Warnock: “Georgia is on the frontlines of our nation’s clean energy economy”
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) announced a $6.1 million federal grant from the Department of Transportation (DOT) to invest in electric vehicle charging ports in over 100 cities across the metro-Atlanta region, home to more than 6 million Georgians. The project will expand the community-based charging network by installing 300-400 charging ports at 75-100 existing charging sites.
“Georgia is on the frontlines of our nation’s clean energy economy thanks in part to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law I was proud to champion,” said Senator Reverend Warnock. “This latest investment will help alleviate the burden of finding ample charging ports around our rapidly growing metro-Atlanta region as our state welcomes more and more EV drivers. I believe we are called to be good stewards of our planet and its resources, and I will continue to do all I can in the U.S. Senate to support common sense solutions that will benefit both our ecology and our economy.”
The charging sites will provide free charging and emphasize areas where EV charging is scarce, supporting equity as more Georgian drivers in every corner of the state transition to EVs. The funding was made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which was championed by Senator Warnock and has already resulted in over $9 billion in federal funding for projects across the state. Last year, Senator Warnock wrote a letter to the DOT supporting the Atlanta Regional Commission’s (ARC) bid for this multi-million-dollar grant.