Federal Priorities

Capitol BuildingSCAG's 2015 Federal Legislative Priorities described below are the recommendations arising from the Legislative/Communications & Membership Committee and stakeholder input at the 2014 Southern California Economic Recovery & Job Creation Summit 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.
Surface Transportation Authorization Legislation

Support a long-term Surface Transportation Authorization bill that includes the recommendations of the Special Panel on 21st Century Freight Transportation including full restoration of the $2 billion in annual funding to the National Freight Program; findings of the House T&I Committee Special Panel on Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) to support P3s that are transparent, accountable, and synergistically marry the policy goals of the public sector with the financial needs and expertise of the private sector; build upon the provisions of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) to continue to improve efficiency of environmental reviews without diminishing the effectiveness of environmental review processes; and continues to support the Transportation Alternatives Program.