WGA calls on Congress for more state control over infrastructure investments

Letters, WGA News

In correspondence with the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, the Western Governors’ Association (WGA) submitted several policy recommendations related to federal investments in the region’s surface transportation network. In particular, the letter of March 22, 2024, signed by WGA Executive Director Jack Waldorf, expressed the Governors’ desire for additional flexibility to determine how and where to deploy investment. “Western Governors believe there is a strong federal role, in partnership with the states and local governments, for continued investment in our surface transportation network – particularly on federal routes and in multimodal transportation networks throughout the West that are critical to interstate commerce and a growing economy,” the letter read. “The current project decision-making role of state and local governments, with meaningful participation from affected communities, particularly tribes and historically underserved communities, in investment decisions should continue.” Read the full correspondence for additional details.

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