The 2016 presidential election covered many issue areas, but few received quite as much attention as infrastructure. In the days leading up to his inauguration, President-elect Donald J. Trump and senior leaders of Congress have continued to spotlight investment in infrastructure as a key priority, giving planners a rare opportunity to position ourselves as critical in solving the nation's infrastructure crisis.
APA Director of Policy Jason Jordan recently spoke with Legislative and Policy Committee chair Kara Drane, AICP, about APA's forthcoming Infrastructure Principles — a set of guiding principles that will be used to shape the debate over federal infrastructure legislation in Congress.
Listen as Kara previews the Infrastructure Principles, the ways members can get involved, and what else to expect from the Legislative and Policy Committee in 2017:
Top image: The rebuilding of the I-35W bridge over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. The structure collapsed in 2007, killing 13 people. Photo by Carolyn Torma (CC BY-NC 4.0). Copyright 2008 American Planning Association. Available from APA's Image Library.