A Capitol Hill briefing concluded Infrastructure Week 2019 by focusing on ways to engage local governments as Congress works to reauthorize the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, which provides funding for surface transportation infrastructure.
NACo and the National League of Cities hosted the briefing titled “Transportation’s Hometown Impact: Rebuilding with Local Government in the 116th Congress.” NACo Transportation Chair and Carver County, Minn. Commissioner Randy Maluchnik moderated the panel which featured Vice-Mayor of San Leandro, Calif. Corina Lopez; President of the National Association of County Engineers Tim Hens; Mayor of Miami-Dade County, Fla. Carlos Giménez and Councilmember James McDonald from Pinecrest, Fla.
Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) provided remarks during the panel and spoke to attendees about the importance of transportation in communities.
The panelists discussed how they pay for infrastructure in their counties and the challenges they face completing infrastructure-related projects.
“We’re working every day, each and every one of us, to make it better for our citizens that we represent,” Maluchnik said.Hero 1