In November 2021, the US Congress passed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), creating the most ambitious federal transportation and infrastructure program in a decade, with major funding streams directed to the New York region. In addition to large regional transportation megaprojects, the expansion of citywide mobility options, and neighborhood streetscape improvements, the infrastructure bill prioritizes transformative projects that help restore communities damaged by past inequitable policies, supports the decarbonization of our transportation networks, and promotes the transition to sustainable energy production.

Drawing on her deep background in shaping federal transportation policy under two presidential administrations, coupled with her leadership as New York City’s Transportation Commissioner, USDOT Deputy Secretary Polly Trottenberg will share her insights in an intimate conversation with Professor Kate Ascher, discussing how the infrastructure bill programs work together to support a more livable, sustainable, and equitable future for New York City