APA Interact: August 10, 2022

August 10, 2022
From pandemic disruptions to using technology to improve rural transit, the 2022 State of Transportation Report has it all. Published every two years by APA's Transportation Planning Division, this year's report Intersections + Identities: A Radical Rethinking of Our Transportation Experiences elevates voices typically not found in planning literature. Featuring more than 50 authors, including U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, dive into the research, case studies, articles, and opinion pieces in the latest report.
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RELATED: Further expand your transportation knowledge and connect with your peers and top decision makers on how to navigate the bipartisan infrastructure law and how communities are putting the American Rescue Plan Act to work for them at this year's online Policy and Advocacy Conference, September 28–29, 2022.
Eliminating transportation barriers

As cities work to greenlight programs that increase transportation access, Oakland shares the initial data from its first universal basic mobility (UBM) pilot. Learn how and why eliminating the barriers to transportation helps ensure a baseline level of mobility for all.
Improving neighborhoods through transportation

Learn about the importance of community mobility rituals to help address community trauma, grow mobility, and overcome transportation inequities in Black and Brown communities. Olatunji Oboi Reed, president and CEO of Equiticity, shares emerging research on how neighborhood infrastructure can help reduce violence in a community in the first Critical Conversations in Transportation Planning podcast, part of the 2022 State of Transportation Report.
Addressing transit deserts

How can microtransit and micromobility be used to address the needs of 'transit deserts' in urban, rural, and suburban communities? Learn more about the role public policy and community design play in generating transit deserts, explore recent microtransit solutions, and get tips, resources, and tools to launch a successful microtransit program in your own community in this course from APA Learn.
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Get guidance on federal legislation

Last year was a landmark year for federal legislation that invested in planning. Stay up to date on the latest legislative policies and strategies at this year's online Policy and Advocacy Conference, September 28–29, 2022. Engage in conversations about zoning reform, federal transportation infrastructure, and the latest on climate change at the federal level. The conference is for everyone at all professional levels.
August 20: Deadline to vote in APA's 2022 consolidated election. Email support@directvote.net for any technical ballot difficulties.

September 15: Deadline to apply for "Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A)" grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

September 28–29: Register to attend the online APA Policy and Advocacy Conference.

October 13: Deadline to apply for "Reconnecting Communities" grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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