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U.S. Department of Transportation’s Commitment to Investing in and Protecting Black Communities

Access to transportation is a basic necessity that all Americans need in order to thrive. But transportation — and the economic opportunities that come with both building and using America’s transportation systems — have not always been equitably available to all Americans. Historically, many federal transportation investments have failed to address transportation-related disparities for Black communities, or even made them worse. Advancing opportunity, equity, and accessibility for every member of the traveling public is one of the Department of Transportation’s highest priorities. 

Thanks to historic funding made available through President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, investments are being made in communities across the country to begin to right these wrongs of the past.