A New 'Playbook' for Infrastructure Development

The New Partnership on Infrastructure coalition's "America's New Playbook for Infrastructure" calls for just and resilient development moving forward from the coronavirus pandemic.

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July 9, 2020, 10:00 AM PDT

By Lee Flannery @leecflannery


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The New Partnership on Infrastructure coalition, a partnership led by Accelerator for America, published a playbook containing suggestions and calls to action for investment in equitable infrastructure development during recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The playbook urges the federal government to allow localities the agency to determine the projects and communities in which to invest. 

Other initiatives contained in the playbook include "expanding electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, establishing national Complete Streets guidelines in a bid to improve road safety, focusing recovery dollars spent on getting infrastructure up to a state of good repair and clearing regulatory hurdles to help cities install fiber more quickly," reports Chris Teale. According to the playbook, cities must be given the autonomy to prioritize investments and create jobs that promote a more equitable future.

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