Leveraging Federal Funds to Reduce Car-Dependence in North Carolina’s Growing Cities

City planners across North Carolina’s rural, suburban, and urban environments assert that a vibrant walkable downtown is their goal. They’re aiming to put that value into practice using a broad range of transportation options with help from the funding in the 2022 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

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