The Every Day Counts (EDC) innovation of the month for October is community connections, which promotes the use of strategies and tools to revitalize communities and connect people to essential services and opportunities.
This innovation focuses on urban, suburban, and rural communities divided by transportation infrastructure investments. In some communities, this has resulted in economic, social, and mobility challenges, including limited access to services such as jobs and health care.
In EDC round four (EDC-4), the Federal Highway Administration is promoting ways to plan, design, and build transportation projects that reestablish community connections, enhance access, and improve health and safety.
Fourteen States plan to demonstrate and assess community connections approaches to improve their transportation networks in EDC-4. Another 13 States and Washington, DC, plan to make community connections a standard practice.
View an Innovation Spotlight video on community connections.
Contact Kenneth Petty of the FHWA Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty or Robert Mooney of the FHWA Office of Infrastructure for information and technical assistance, including workshops and peer exchanges on community connections.