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Philadelphia’s Infrastructure Set to Thrive with Support from U.S. Department of Transportation’s Thriving Communities Program

Philadelphia’s streets are set to receive a significant upgrade with the help of the U.S. government. In an announcement celebrated by city officials, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Thriving Communities Program will provide technical assistance to enhance the city’s infrastructure projects. This initiative aims to not only improve the streets but also create job opportunities, especially for communities of color that have historically been marginalized in the economic sphere.

According to Hoodline, deputy Managing Director of Philadelphia’s Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems, Mike Carroll, erupted with pride when lavishing praise on the federal boost. “We are proud to be a recipient of the Thriving Communities Program as we continue to win grants from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that will allow us to bring Mayor Parker’s vision for safer, cleaner, and greener Philadelphia with economic opportunity for all,” Carroll told the city’s website. This sentiment comes amid Philadelphia’s intensified push towards infrastructure overhaul that eyes not only refurbishment but also wealth growth for successive generations.

Although ensconced in technical jargon, the heart of the program sings a tune of inclusivity. Philadelphia’s partners, Called to Serve and Philadelphia Works, are drafting battle plans to train their workforce to tackle infrastructure projects more robustly. The newly funded TCP is opening the doors to evaluate fresh methods for developing such workforces, including local and economic hiring preferences, as stamped and approved in a section of the bipartisan law.

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