Responsible for all matters pertaining to federal transportation legislation, funding and regulation and its impacts on county government. This includes highway and bridge development, finance and safety, public transit development and finance, transportation planning, airport development and service, passenger and freight railroads, ports and waterways, freight movement, and research and development of new modes of transportation.
Transportation Steering Committee
Support County Priorities in Any New Federal Infrastructure Package
Urge your members of Congress to support county transportation and infrastructure priorities in any new infrastructure bill presented by Congress.
Counties play a critical role in the nation’s transportation system, owning 46 percent of all public roads (compared to the 32 percent of public roads owned by cities and townships, 19 percent by states, and 3 percent by the federal government) and 38 percent of the nation’s bridge inventory, and are involved with a third of the nation’s transit systems and airports that connect residents, communities and businesses.
In the 116th Congress, there is renewed interest on Capitol Hill to pass a bipartisan, comprehensive infrastructure package. The U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure intends to unveil an infrastructure policy measure as early as summer 2019. Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) has outlined several priorities he plans to address in a final package, including sustainable funding for large-scale construction and maintenance projects, alternative revenue sources for highways and transit, harbors and airports, funding for freight corridors and an emphasis on infrastructure resilience to withstand severe weather.Surface Transportation Policy Brief.pdf
Advocate for the passage of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill that supports airport development and continues air service to large and small communities.
Counties play a critical role in the nation’s transportation systems, including the nation’s air transportation system. Counties own 34 percent of the nation’s publicly-owned airports and spend $5.14 billion annually on air transportation, which supports nearly 11,500 employees across the country.
In February of 2012, Congress passed a four-year reauthorization of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) programs known as the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (P.L. 112-095). The bill was the first long-term authorization of federal civil aviation programs since 2007 and was finally enacted after 23 short-term extensions. The current extension is set to expire September 30, 2018. Congress must either extend or reauthorize the FAA by September 30 to avert a shutdown of agency operations.
The FAA reauthorization process allows Congress to address many aspects of FAA policy and funding, including a number of programs that benefit counties. Programs of importance to counties include:2018 FAA Reauthorization_Update.pdf
Feb. 12, 2020
County Infrastructure One-Pager
Reports & Toolkits |
Jan. 31, 2020
This week the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, along with House majority leadership, unveiled a five-year, $760 billion infrastructure proposal for FY 2021 through 2025.
Press Release |
Jan. 29, 2020
Washington – The National Association of Counties (NACo) today responded to the unveiling of the U.S. House of Representatives infrastructure package.
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Transportation Steering Committee
Commissioner Carver County, Minnesota
Chief Engineer and Operations Officer Elmore County, Alabama
Commissioner Grant County, Oklahoma
Commissioner Tarrant County, Texas
Supervisor Alameda County, California
Board Member DuPage County, Illinois
Commissioner Arapahoe County, Colorado
Commissioner Pasco County, Florida
Commissioner Clackamas County, Oregon
William Altimus (Transit/Rail)
Parish Administrator Bossier Parish, Louisiana
Patrick Farrell (Ports)
Commissioner Chatham County, Georgia
Liz Hausmann (Airports)
Commissioner Fulton County, Georgia
Matthew Prochaska (Highway/Highway Safety)
County Board Member Kendall County, Illinois
Subcommittee Vice Chair
Ron Burrows (Ports)
Commissioner Rogers County, Oklahoma
Nancy Detert (Airports)
Commissioner Sarasota County, Florida
Daniel Fedderly (Highway/Highway Safety)
Executive Director Wisconsin County Highway Association, Wisconsin
Sharon Green Middleton (Ports)
Council Vice-President Baltimore City, Maryland
Michael Logsdon (Airports)
Magistrate Oldham County, Kentucky
Bob Lucey (Transit/Rail)
Commission Chair Washoe County, Nevada
Stanley Moore (Transit/Rail)
Commissioner Cook County, Illinois
Richard Sanders (Highway/Highway Safety)
County Engineer Polk County, Minnesota
Alton Shepherd (Highway/Highway Safety)
Supervisor Apache County, Arizona
Vance Stuehrenberg (Airports)
Commissioner Blue Earth County, Minnesota
Robert Weinroth (Transit/Rail)
Commissioner, District 4 Palm Beach County, Florida