Reconnecting Communities

SESSION DETAILS

The Reconnecting Communities program is a new initiative that funds planning to address past transportation decisions that fractured, displaced, and segregated communities. Find out the latest on this major transportation-equity initiative and related state and federal policy shifts. Some past infrastructure investments had devastating impacts that fractured and displaced communities. These projects too often reinforced segregation and limited access and opportunities. New conversations about transportation equity are leading to new plans that focus on reconnecting communities and creating pathways for inclusive growth. Federal policy aims to spur this work with new ideas and programs. Learn what’s in store, what planners can do, and what is needed to truly advance equitable infrastructure and economic development.

  • Deploy new federal transportation-equity programs and resources into local plans and projects to support communities negatively affected by past infrastructure decisions.
  • Improve local and regional efforts to ensure that economic development and recovery programs advance equity and inclusive-growth goals.
  • Expand infrastructure project assessments with improved measures of access, opportunity, and performance.