Report issues recommendations for how Washington, D.C., can invest infrastructure funds

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The DC Build Back Better Infrastructure Task Force recently released a report on how Washington, D.C., can invest the more than $3 billion it will receive from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

The recommendations will be used in planning and implementing projects.

They include transforming the North Capitol Street corridor into an urban boulevard; redesigning the DC295/I-295 corridor to reconnect isolated communities; having district buildings go “net zero”; expanding recreational options along the Anacostia River; and expanding broadband infrastructure in Wards 5, 7, and 8.

Recommendations include creating new job training programs and making the procurement process as efficient as possible.

“When I convened the task force earlier this year, I asked members to think big so that we can continue building a more connected, resilient, and inclusive city,” Mayor Muriel Bowser said. “Through President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, we have an opportunity to transform our city and ensure D.C. is prepared for whatever comes at us in the future.”

The report also provides updates on 17 project proposals.

The release of the report coincides with the annual Street Smart campaign that uses education and law enforcement to build safer streets and sidewalks, enforce traffic safety laws, and train better drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians.