Inclusive Infrastructure

What does it mean for infrastructure to be inclusive and how is that concept being applied across the country as cities and states embark on new transportation projects? We explore this critical topic with industry leaders who share their innovative approaches to increasing inclusivity and creating equitable solutions for their communities.


Taking Inclusion to the Next Level in Michigan

Building on years of work to strengthen connections between communities and transportation programs, Michigan’s DOT is now integrating inclusion and equity into its DNA.

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Improving lives with more equitable investments in roads, transit and stormwater management

Mayor Sharon Weston Broome explains how the vision for improved mobility, safety and opportunity is taking shape across the diverse city of Baton Rouge, drawing on the involvement and ideas of citizens themselves.

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Fast-Tracking Equity in the Northern California Megaregion

With a massive upgrade to the Bay Area's rail network in the planning phase, BART is prioritizing equity and inclusion to create a system that serves every community.

Sadie Graham, Acting Director of Link21, breaks down the four strategies for making good on BART's commitment to ensure the transformed system serves the needs of everyone in all communities

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Building Opportunity and Economic Vitality in a "Forgotten Triangle"

In Cleveland, an ambitious multi-modal and new roadway connector project is advancing rapidly. With a mission of improving transportation, mobility and economic development, the Opportunity Corridor is defining what it means for infrastructure to be inclusive.

Ohio Department of Transportation's Matt Wahl details their approach to planning and building the amibitious project.

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Leveling the Playing Field so Opportunity Can Thrive

At Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, advancing diversity and inclusion is all about creating a culture that connects people to the mission and removes barriers to opportunity and growth.

Ricky Smith, Executive Director and CEO of Baltimore Washington International (BWI) Thurgood Marshall Airport and the Maryland Aviation Administration (MAA) shares how the organization is cultivating opportunity and inclusion.

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Squaring the Circle in North Carolina's Capital Region

As plans took shape to finish Raleigh's outer loop highway, the state's turnpike authority's Complete 540 inclusion strategy was guided by a time-honored principle: Being a good neighbor.

North Carolina Turnpike Authority's  Deputy Chief Engineer for Highway Operations, Dennis Jernigan, PE, and Chief Engineer, Rodger Rochelle, PE, share four key strategies for a highly inclusive project.

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Issue 21

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What does it mean for infrastructure to be inclusive?

This edition of THINK demonstrates how leaders are creating equitable transporation systems — and building value in the process.



Digital Infrastructure

The digital revolution in transportation continues to accelerate, transforming how agencies design, operate and optimize their systems. What does it take for agencies to get on board?

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Creating Digital Infrastructure

The digital revolution in transportation continues to accelerate, transforming how agencies design, operate and optimize their systems

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Smart Columbus Advances

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther shares how Columbus, Ohio, is executing its ambitious plan to drive greater social equity through mobility.

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San Diego’s 5 Big Moves

Antoinette Meier shares how planning, collaboration and digital strategies are poised to help the San Diego region enhance mobility while meeting environmental goals.

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New Approaches To Infrastructure Solutions

How cities and states are meeting their mobility challenges in a time of uncertain federal funding.

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Moving Infrastructure Forward

Insights into transportation innovation in American cities. We take a closer look at Gainsville, Houston and Denver.

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Multimodal Infrastructure

The importance of multimodal transportation solutions to create a more efficient and sustainable system.

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Leveraging Infrastructure

Utilizing existing infrastructure — using creativity, technology and partnerships — for greater value to our communities.

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