Federal Priorities

Capitol BuildingSCAG's 2017 Federal Legislative Priorities described below are the recommendations arising from the Legislative/Communications & Membership Committee and stakeholder input that build upon the agency's prior Regional Council-approved legislative objectives and achievements from previous State legislative sessions to continue to advance policies that will be most effective to expedite project delivery, increase funding for transportation, and create jobs and initiate economic recovery throughout the region.
New Investment

Support new transportation and infrastructure funding sources identified in the 115th Congress that provide additional investment into the national infrastructure and transportation system. Support new initiatives to enhance transportation investment that employ innovative, new financing structures such as leveraging public-private partnerships and private investment through tax incentives and other prudent funding opportunities. Support long-term, stable, sufficient funding source to balance the Highway Trust Fund and provide funding stability for the future.