Presidential Initiative

NACo-TransportationInfrastructure_thumb.png Americans’ daily commutes to the shipping of goods around the globe. Counties are responsible for building and maintaining 45 percent of public roads and nearly 40 percent of bridges, and are involved in the operations of a third of the nation’s transit systems and airports that connect residents, communities and businesses. The decisions that county leaders make every day about transportation, infrastructure, land use and economic development policies and investments influence local and national economic opportunities, shape how communities grow and change and contribute to Americans’ quality of life.

Under the leadership of NACo President Riki Hokama (Councilmember, Maui County, Hawaii), NACo is strengthening the capacity of county leaders to deliver transportation and infrastructure services to their communities. The Transportation and Infrastructure Initiative will address the county role in promoting investments that support economic competitiveness, improve passenger travel, foster creative partnerships, ensure safety, and enhance community quality of life. This initiative will focus on the fundamentals of today's county transportation and infrastructure needs as well as explore the future of America's infrastructure advancements, including broadband expansion and technology innovations.

Within the Transportation and Infrastructure Initiative, NACo will convene public- and private-sector stakeholders, produce special reports, develop webinars and podcasts, facilitate peer learning and host symposiums, workshops and roundtable events.

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Publication

Capital Investments: Counties Drive Economic Growth with Transportation & Infrastructure​​

America’s counties play an essential role in developing transport​ation and infrastructure networks. This report describes how six counties in the U.S. are investing in transportation and infrastructure projects to drive economic growth.

Contact: Kathy Nothstine

December 2014

Building Transportation & Infrastructure

Podcast

We recently sat down with NACo President Riki Hokama to discuss his upcoming presidential initiative on transportation and infrastructure. The initiative addresses the county role in promoting investments that support economic competitiveness, improve passenger travel, foster creative partnerships, ensure safety and enhance community quality of life.​

 

Listen to the podcast

 

Coverage

The ​Maui News reports on President Hokama's initiative during NACo's recent Transportation Symposium in Maui County, HI.

Dec. 2014 Symposium

201​4 Transportation & Infrastructure Symposium


cap_investments.png​America’s county leaders make important decisions every day about transportation, land use and economic development policies and investments that influence regional and local economic opportunities, shape how communities grow and change and contribute to the quality of life and well-being​​ of Americans. During NACo’s Symp​osium on America’s County Transportation & Infrastructure, county leaders will explore noteworthy practices from around the nation and hear from ​experts in the field. The event will highlight trends in global freight movement, innovative transportation and infrastructure financing, multi-modal solutions and safety improvements, and offer county leaders the opportunity to bring innovative approaches to transportation and infrastructure challenges back to their communities.


Contact

Kathy Nothstine​
Program Director
202.661.8807

Stronger Counties. Stronger America.

About NACo

The National Association of Counties (NACo) unites America’s 3,069 county governments.  Founded in 1935, NACo brings county officials together to advocate with a collective voice on national policy, exchange ideas and build new leadership skills, pursue transformational county solutions, enrich the public’s understanding of county government, and exercise exemplary leadership in public service. 

Mission

Through NACo, county officials:

  • Advocate with a collective voice on national policy
  • Exchange ideas and build new leadership skills
  • Pursue transformational, cost-effective solutions
  • Enrich the public’s understanding of county government, and
  • Exercise exemplary leadership in public service.

Vision

Healthy, vibrant and safe counties across the United States.

Transportation & Infrastructure Program Sponsors