Statements of principles
- Vitally important to economic development - A transportation system is critical to economic growth, keeping existing jobs and attracting new investments. We support a transportation system that moves our people and delivers our goods on the ground and through the air.
- Sufficient Funding for our Transportation Infrastructure- Continue to secure the funding needed to complete and maintain a viable transportation system in our region.
- Quality of life- We recognize the importance of transportation for your company’s daily operations where it’s transporting good or service or the commute of your employees. We advocate ensuring safe, effective, and smooth transportation.
2012 Public Policy Priorities
- Interstate 69- Request additional funding for the completion of the I-69 “sections of Independent Utility” (SIU) 14,15,&16 within Northwest Louisiana. Request federal funding for Engineering, Right of Way, and Construction
- Inner Loop (LA 3132) Extension(Port Access)-Seek further authorization of federal funds for the extension of LA 3132 to the Port of Shreveport-Bossier and place this as a high priority
- Bossier Parish Congestion Relief Plan- Seek additional federal funds for the Bossier Parish Congestion Relief Plan for continuation of the environment review, design and acquisition of right-of-way and to fund construction of the roadways.
- Water Resources Development Act- support reauthorization of the Water Resources Development Act that adequately fund the Army Corps of Engineers and especially the navigation and economic development along the Red River
- Bossier Parish, LA Flood Prevention Study- Secure funding at the Crops of Engineer full capability for FY 2013
- J. Bennett Johnston Waterway Project(Red River)- Request that $12.5 million be appropriated in FY 2013 for operations and maintenance and $10 million for construction general