Corinne Kisner, Executive Director of NACTO, issued the following statement in response to USDOT’s award of nearly $1 billion in RAISE grants.
Today, USDOT made a strong down payment on their commitment to advancing safety, equity, and climate goals. From transit investments in Tampa, Oakland, Boston, and Baltimore, to redesigned intersections in Tuscaloosa, St. Louis, and Atlantic City, the funding awarded today will go to projects that make cities safer and more sustainable and will meaningfully improve people’s lives across the country.
The U.S. is about to spend an unprecedented $1.2 trillion on infrastructure. Cities and states must propose–and states and USDOT must select–projects that directly address the safety, climate, and equity crises that America faces today. This inspired selection is the model to draw from.
About the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO)
NACTO is an association of 92 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 nacto.org or follow us on Twitter at @NACTO.
Alex Engel | [email protected]
For Immediate Release
November 19, 2021