Council Urges Reauthorization of Federal Transportation Funding Bill
United by an ambitious transportation agenda for our country, the Metropolitan Civic Leadership Alliance, a new group of nine business-led civic organizations including the Bay Area Council and representing the nation’s leading metropolitan regions, has come together to urge Congress to reauthorize and re-envision the federal transportation funding bill—Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act—set to expire this fall.
Recognizing the vital role transportation plays in driving metropolitan regions’ economic success and quality of life, the Alliance sent a letter to Congress Thursday (March 12) outlining a platform for a visionary, forward-leaning transportation package that would reward high-capacity regions with greater funding and flexibility. Two former secretaries of the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) have endorsed the Alliance’s recommendations.