Local government organizations meet with transportation commission
A group of state and local government organizations met recently with the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission to discuss policy and financing for the nation’s transportation systems. The organizations, including the Washington-based National League of Cities, National Association of Counties and the National Conference of State Legislatures, represent officials who oversee more than 97 percent of the 4-million-mile highway and road network.
Representatives from the associations wanted a voice in the commission’s recommendations to Congress that are to be submitted in December. Topics of discussion included enhancing local, state and federal partnerships and encouraging innovative transportation policy and finance.