Statement on Final Passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

The long-awaited passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act marks a turning point for the reinvention of the nation's communities. With the reforms and investments contained in this landmark legislation, planners will have new tools to provide solutions for the future mobility, safety, equity, and resilience of the places and people they serve. The American Planning Association applauds the action Congress has taken to enact legislation that provides not simply more funding but also smarter programs, greater innovation, and better planning. Planners have been staunch advocates for a new approach to federal infrastructure policy that unlocks the ability to plan and invest in ways that provide better options and outcomes for all. This bill moves us forward.