RCAP Database | Public Policy: PP-5

Federal Surface Transportation Authorization. Advocate for new authorization of the federal surface transportation programs with increased priority for funding public transit and non- motorized travel and integrated regional and local planning as means to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector. Such a federal program should explicitly incorporate climate change and shift priorities toward programs that encourage reinvestment in existing infrastructure and communities (“fix-it-first” programs), support public transportation and transit-oriented development, and address congestion management through means other than new road building.

Planning Horizon: 
Immediate (0-2 years)
Potential Partners: 
Intergovernmental Relations Offices, State, Regional and Local Transportation Agencies
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Estimated Resources Required: 
Milestone Progress: 
County adoption of policy position as part coordinated regional development of legislative program advancing; advocacy