Action Plans and SS4A: Adapting Multimodal Plans

Course Details

Three case studies from the Philadelphia region include one in Reading’s historic downtown, one in the sprawling suburban municipality of Upper Macungie in the Lehigh Valley, and one in Narberth Borough — a small, first-ring village with passenger rail service.

Presenters show how traditional transportation plans are being transformed to prepare these municipalities to qualify over the next four years for $4 billion in federal funding from programs created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Unless traditional multimodal plans are modified to meet the legislation's new requirements, communities will not qualify for this funding. These case studies cover a range of community types and real-world approaches to qualify for this game-changing opportunity.

Learning Outcomes

  • Consider the requirements of the Safe Streets and Roads For All and Reconnecting Communities programs and the new funding contained in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
  • Compare the strategies of three communities with unique demographics, transportation inequities, and challenges.
  • Learn how each community focused on its strengths to crystalize grant applications to meet program requirements and solve its unique challenges.