Transportation is Key Among Chamber’s 2015 Federal PrioritiesJune 8th, 2015 by gainesvillechamber
The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce today released its 2015 Federal Policy Agenda, which includes seven key areas of advocacy and representation— talent, innovation, opportunity, transportation, renewable energy, water and quality of life – on behalf of businesses and organizations in the Gainesville region on a national level.
Strengthening transportation infrastructure is among multiple federal policy priorities that would help Greater Gainesville move to the next level.
The road network is the backbone of the regional transportation infrastructure as it facilitates the flow of people, services and goods. The transit system is anchored by RTS, the regional bus service.
The Chamber supports federal funding for SW 62nd Boulevard, RTS bus fleet replacement and expansion, RTS transit amenities and technology improvements, and senior transportation services.
“A safe, efficient and convenient multi-modal transportation network is essential to promoting business growth, economic development and community progress in Greater Gainesville,” said Chamber Vice President of Public Policy, Kamal I. Latham.
Yesterday, Latham met with U.S. Congressman Bill Shuster, Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, in Jacksonville and discussed the need for federal funding to enhance the roadway infrastructure in Gainesville.