Search This Blog

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Business Owners Ask Legislators For Transportation Changes

Over 100 business leaders from across the U.S. are traveling to Washington, D.C. today to share their views on transportation policy with their Senators and Representatives.

They're asking Congress to include transportation reform in any reauthorization of transportation policy and have four basic requests:

1.) Explore all funding options--including raising user fees, encouraging private investment, and creating an infrastructure bank.

2.) Safeguard money collected from gas taxes and other fees for transportation-specific projects.

3.) Cut red tape associated with those projects.

4.) Address the solvency of the Highway Trust Fund immediately.

Here's more on this event from 'Welcome to the Fast Lane: the official blog of the U.S. Secretary of Transportation.'

No comments:

Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization (KMPO) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization for Kootenai County, Idaho. Federal law requires urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people to have an MPO. KMPO was formed in 2003, to provide coordinated transportation planning within Kootenai county for the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and the Coeur d'Alene tribe.

KMPO's Board of Directors oversees KMPO for Kootenai County, ID. KMPO's Executive Director and Staff are responsible for day-to-day operational and administrative needs.