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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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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