The Port of Long Beach's Commitment in Action

WASHINGTON, DC -- The Port of Long Beach (POLB) was among the initial agencies to sign the EIP Pledge as one of our First Mover agencies. Today, over 40 agencies, companies, and organizations in the infrastructure industry have also committed to the Pledge. But, signing the Pledge is just the first step. EIP is about action, and that’s what the Port of Long Beach is doing with the hiring of its first Officer of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and Procurement, Jennifer Kropke.

One Year in the Making

WASHINGTON, DC -- Only one year ago, in April 2022, the Equity in Infrastructure Project (EIP) launched publicly with five First Mover signers of our Pledge. Just one year later, 41 signatories have embraced our Pledge, 17 distinguished members make up our Advisory Council, and 11 significant supporters provide the underwriting for our cause. Within a year of our launch, the White House has directly called upon Bipartisan Infrastructure Law grantees to join our movement. We are humbled, grateful, and inspired.

Introducing the EIP Briefing Session

WASHINGTON, DC -- EIP now comprises 42 pledge signers and 17 Advisory Council members, and inquiries are coming in every day. That prompted us to develop a regular way to update interested parties on our activities and why they should join our movement – a way that went beyond the larger convenings we have been organizing in partnership collaboration with the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO).