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S. 1717: A bill to establish a community-driven decisionmaking pilot program to demonstrate enhanced community-based decisionmaking in the transportation planning process, and for other purposes.


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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on May 19, 2021.


This bill establishes a pilot program to facilitate community involvement in transportation planning by supporting partnerships between one or more transportation planning agencies (e.g., local and regional metropolitan planning organizations) and community-based organizations.

To carry out the program, the Department of Transportation must award grants to such partnerships for, among other purposes, facilitating public meetings and stipends to cover expenses of community participants related to their engagement in transportation planning processes.