Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Background and Resources

In November 2021, Congress passed a new transportation bill, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.  As part of this law, Congress increased funding and made significant policy changes to programs that fund walking, bicycling, and Safe Routes to School. 

Safe Routes to School practitioners, active transportation professionals, and communities will be better able to advocate for safer streets and sidewalks if they are up-to-date on the federal funds available to invest in the street features and programming that create safe, convenient, and equitable places to walk and bike.  Key background resources are listed below, grouped by topic area.

Understanding the federal legislation

State Implementation

MPO Implementation