The Every Day Counts innovation of the month for September is community connections, which promotes tools and strategies for developing transportation systems in a way that is inclusive and interconnected.

The Every Day Counts innovation of the month for September is community connections, which promotes tools and strategies for developing transportation systems in a way that is inclusive and interconnected.

With community connections approaches, transportation agencies can plan, design, and manage public spaces that promote people’s health, happiness, and well-being. The focus is on retrofitting, rehabilitation, and removal options that turn aging infrastructure into opportunities for advancing community development and reestablishing cohesion.

Using community connections tools offers many benefits, enabling agencies to make more informed decisions on projects that support community revitalization and ensure that all users have access to safe, reliable, affordable, and multimodal transportation networks.

More than half the country uses community connections in some form. Eleven States and Washington, DC, have institutionalized community connections approaches and another 21 States are developing, demonstrating, or assessing innovative approaches to planning, project development, or design.

Watch the community connections Innovation Spotlight video.


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