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Guidance for State Departments of Transportation
Now that the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill is a law — and is now referred to as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law — the eyes of advocates has moved from Congress to the US Department of Transportation (US DOT) and Pete Buttigieg. With that the law signed, it is now up to US DOT to implement it, and that starts with writing guidance for state Departments of Transportation. And so far the news is good!
In December, the US DOT announced they would be prioritizing fixing existing roads first — including improving safety and access for pedestrians, bicyclists and transit users — over building new roads.
The US DOT has also asked stakeholders like the League and the public for their suggestions on how the new bill should be implemented. The League had quite a few suggestions (see below)!
Stay tuned for an email from the League on how you can submit comments yourself.