Five Remarkable Aspects of the Federal Infrastructure Bill

By Sofia Berger
Nov 12, 2021 9:30 AM ET

The United States is nearing an exciting and consequential crossroads, as lawmakers prepare to set in motion the largest infrastructure investment our nation has seen in decades.

Specifics are still being negotiated and once we know the totality of the combined infrastructure investment opportunities, infrastructure leaders must be prepared to help guide the funding investments from IIJA and the reconciliation package to determine how and where it can be applied to improve American communities by rebuilding and renewing highways, bridges and public transit.

These opportunities will come with new requirements and expectations, particularly in the areas of sustainability, equity and climate stewardship. Agencies that make these elements a key part of their proposals will stand the best chance of receiving the green light for their funding requests.

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