Policy Platform

Spur local initiative and innovation through competition

Spur local initiative and innovation through competition and incentives

When communities are given the opportunity to compete for federal funds, they work harder to put forward projects that maximize return on investment, provide creative solutions, and involve a diverse range of stakeholders. The next bill should:Platform Rewarding Local Revenue

 Establish a national program of merit-based grants to help state and local applicants accomplish projects that fix existing infrastructure and improve critical links for moving people and freight;

 Within states, give local communities increased access to federal funds, through mechanisms such as state-administered competitive grants or additional sub-allocation of funds, to help them meet pressing local transportation challenges; and

 Reward communities that take action to address long-term transportation challenges – such as raising local revenues – with opportunities for additional funding.

Platform Ballot Measures