JCBL 2018 Legislative Priorities

Transportation Funding

The JCBL will advocate for:

  1. Short, medium and long-term funding solutions for multi-modal transportation and infrastructure improvements to reduce congestion and ensure proper maintenance.
  2. Funding transportation and infrastructure first through existing General Fund revenues, as do most other states.
  3. After investing existing revenue in infrastructure, seeking new sources of transportation and infrastructure funding, including but not limited to:
    1. Tax increment financing
    2. Tolling
    3. Regional transportation funding mechanisms
    4. A reasonable increase in the state sales or gas tax for transportation
    5. Bonding against future revenue to jump start transportation improvements earlier.
  4. The funding for regional multi-modal transportation projects in or near Jefferson County to ease congestion and maintain existing infrastructure.