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America’s Infrastructure Plan: $527 billion to do what?

Jun 25, 2021

Corinne Kisner, Executive Director, and Janette Sadik-Khan, Chair of the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), today issued the following statement in response to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework: 

The long-promised Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework could be great news, or it could simply reinforce America’s dangerous status quo. Without overhauling how infrastructure funds are spent, the amount spent could simply further exacerbate the unsafe, unsustainable, inequitable outcomes that our transportation system produces.

Right now, we’re short on details. These details are what will determine if this a package that will improve safety and transportation choices for all Americans, or further entrench the carbon-generating, car-centric transportation policies that we know aren’t working.

We urge the White House and Congress to use the forward-thinking House INVEST Act as a model for how to set ambitious goals for America’s transportation system, and create the infrastructure that Builds Back Better.

About the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO)
NACTO is an association of 89 major North American cities and transit agencies formed to exchange transportation ideas, insights, and practices and cooperatively approach national transportation issues. The organization’s mission is to build cities as places for people, with safe, sustainable, accessible, and equitable transportation choices that support a strong economy and vibrant quality of life. To learn more, visit or follow us on Twitter at @NACTO.

Alex Engel | [email protected]

For Immediate Release
June 25, 2021