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Factbox: Roads, bridges and airports: details of Biden's $1 trillion infrastructure bill

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U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks about his Build Back Better agenda and the bipartisan infrastructure deal, with Vice President Kamala Harris at his side, during a speech from the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 28, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

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WASHINGTON, Nov 5 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives was poised on Friday to vote on a bill that would boost spending on roads, bridges, broadband and other transportation infrastructure, a centerpiece of Democratic President Joe Biden's domestic agenda.

If it passes, the Senate-approved bill would head to Biden's desk to sign into law.

Here are major elements of the package:

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NEW SPENDING

- Roads, bridges and major projects: $110 billion

- Passenger and freight rail: $66 billion

- Broadband internet infrastructure: $65 billion

- Water infrastructure, such as eliminating lead pipes: $55 billion

- Public transit: $39.2 billion

- Electrical grid improvements: $73 billion

- Resiliency, including flood and wildfire mitigation, ecosystem restoration, weatherization and cybersecurity: $47.2 billion

- Electric vehicle chargers and other infrastructure: $7.5 billion

- Cleaning up polluted sites, reclaiming abandoned mines, plugging oil and gas wells: $21 billion

- Electric school buses, low-emission buses and ferries: $7.5 billion

- Reconnecting inner-city neighborhoods that were divided by freeways or other transportation lines: $1 billion

- Airport maintenance and improvements: $25 billion

- Port and waterway improvements: $17 billion

NEW FINANCING

- Applying information reporting requirements to cryptocurrency: $28 billion

- Reinstating Superfund fees: $14.5 billion

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Reporting by Andy Sullivan, David Morgan and Makini Brice; Editing by Scott Malone and Jonathan Oatis

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