DC Build Back Better Infrastructure Task Force report planning for $3B in infrastructure funding
Washington D.C. — The capital city released the DC Build Back Better Infrastructure Task Force report to outline how the city will use $3 billion in funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). The report includes 17 project proposals for the task force to consider.
Recommendations for the task force include:
- Transforming the North Capitol Street corridor into an urban boulevard that is safer and more inviting for pedestrians and bicyclists.
- Redesigning the DC295/I-295 corridor to reconnect communities isolated by the dividing line of the highway and adjacent railroads.
- Renovating district buildings to have “net zero” carbon emissions and expanding recreational options along the Anacostia River.
- Expanding broadband infrastructure in Wards 5, 7, and 8.
- Creating new job training programs, like a Green Jobs Academy.
- Making sure procurement processes are as efficient as possible to maximize opportunities for district businesses to work on BIL projects.
The full report can be found at infrastructure.dc.gov.