A one-stop shop for everyone seeking more information about some of the US DOT’s most innovative initiatives funded through the Infrastructure, Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). Among them: the Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program, the first-ever Federal program dedicated to reconnecting communities that were previously cut off from economic opportunities by transportation infrastructure; the TOD Planning Pilot Program, which provides funding to local communities to integrate land use and transportation planning with a new fixed guideway or core capacity transit capital investment; and the new Thriving Communities Program, which aims to ensure that communities adversely or disproportionately affected by environmental, climate, and human health policy outcomes have the technical tools and organizational capacity to compete for federal aid and deliver quality infrastructure projects that enable their communities and neighborhoods to thrive. Also find out about project funding opportunities available through the Build America Bureau‘s loan programs.
Moderator: Veronica P. McBeth, MSL, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Transportation Policy, US Department of Transportation, Washington, DC
April McLean-McCoy, Community Planner, Federal Transit Administration, US Department of Transportation, Washington, DC
Meredith Davis, Community Planner, Thriving Communities Program, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, DC
Tameka Macon-Ryan, Community Planner, Federal Highway Administration Office of Planning, Environment & Realty, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, DC
Sarah Williams, PE, MBA, Project Development Lead, Build America Bureau, US Department of Transportation Washington, DC