AMericaAPA Interact: August 31, 2022

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August 31, 2022
Historic levels of federal funding support are available for planning efforts. Understanding what is available and how to access grants is critical to taking advantage of the funding. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) is a $1.2 trillion package. Get seven takeaways on what BIL means to you and your community. Dig deeper into the funding opportunities available for planning at this year's Policy and Advocacy Conference.
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RELATED: Learn more about available federal funding support for planning at the online 2022 Policy and Advocacy Conference, September 28–29. Register by September 6 and save! CM
Challenges facing transportation planning

Improving rural transit, addressing the needs of tribal communities, removing accessibility barriers, and shifting the urban planning parking paradigm are addressed in the 2022 State of Transportation Planning report from APA's Transportation Planning Division. More than 50 authors and contributors — including U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg — weigh in on how to advance transportation planning.
Digital Divide
Understanding internet use and access

To achieve its goal of improving broadband accessibility, affordability, and adoption, Wisconsin uses GIS to survey residents on their broadband access and connectivity speed. The survey helps the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin understand where communities need additional resources and could benefit from federal funding. Broadband equity and access are key issues addressed in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), which includes federal funding support.
Turning point for EVs

The market for EVs is quickly expanding and lawmakers need to ensure that infrastructure keeps up. In recent federal legislation, $7.5 billion is included for electric vehicle charging stations, with $5 million going directly to states. See how Hawaii, California, Indiana, New York, and Missouri are addressing EV infrastructure needs.
Practicing mobility justice

The ability to move freely, self-determine how you want to move, where you want to go, and what you want to do — without persecution and harassment is what mobility justice is all about. Naomi Doerner, MUP, discusses what mobility justice looks like in practice and offers some inspirational examples in this People Behind the Plans podcast.

Short-term rental challenges? We're here to help
Concerned about an uptick in short-term rentals operating in your community? You are not alone. Granicus helps over 400 communities tackle short-term rental related challenges, from preserving workforce housing and protecting community character to collecting tourism-related revenue.
September 8: Conclusion of the first PAB comment period on the proposed revision to the 2022 Accreditation Standards.

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Achieving your Vision Zero goals is right around the corner
GM and INRIX introduce Safety View — a cloud-based solution to help you better use mobility data to create safer roadways. The window to access once-in-a-generation federal funding for Vision Zero plans is quickly closing. Use Safety View today for data-driven insights to make roads safer.
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