|AIA Supports Platform for the National Transportation Program Authorization|
|Monday, 11 May 2009 06:12|
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is part of Transportation of America, a broad coalition calling for the renewal of our national transportation program for the 21st century.
While seeking to align national, state and local transportation policies with numerous national priorities, the coalition’s shared goal is the development of a modernized infrastructure to support a thriving economy and healthy communities.
“The Transportation for America platform echoes the findings from a recent study the AIA conducted that was presented to Congress last year,” said AIA Vice President Government and Community Relations, Paul T. Mendelsohn. “With the upcoming debate over federal transportation policy, we have a rare window of opportunity to not only make necessary improvements, but ensure that when we build, we build better: more transportation choices, livable communities, and sustainable public planning.”
Key highlights of the Transportation for America platform:
Establish accountability for transportation agencies for investments that deliver safe, efficient and economical transportation
Make infrastructure investments that will enable the U.S to compete economically in the 21st century
Address investment for multiple payoffs to solve energy, air quality and climate challenges
Reward and support smart local land use planning
Set health and safety targets of the National Transportation Objectives
Develop new funding strategies for transportation and infrastructure projects
You can find more details on the platform downloading this PDF .