US DOT Unveils Interactive Map to Promote Infrastructure Investment

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently unveiled an interactive map depicting federal investment in major infrastructure projects in underserved rural and urban communities.

The map, which was announced Jan. 6, is meant to encourage economic investment in Opportunity Zones, which DOT defines as “economically distressed” communities designated by the state’s governor and certified by the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury.

“Opportunity Zones have the potential to increase job creation in underserved communities, especially in rural areas, and the department is working to ensure there are transportation links to Opportunity Zones,” Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao said in a statement.