Transportation

States are responsible for developing and implementing transportation strategies that encourage improved system performance, increased mobility, enhanced economic development and improved environmental outcomes. Achieving these complementary goals requires a combination of efforts at the state and national level.

The NGA Center supports governors and state policy leaders in their efforts to address challenges in governance, planning, funding and financing and performance measures.

Governors Hogan and Whitmer Testify on Importance of Infrastructure Investment

Governors Hogan and Whitmer Testify on Importance of Infrastructure Investment

Governors struck a resoundingly bipartisan tone before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, speaking to the urgency of investing now and for the future as our infrastructure must rapidly ...
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New Relief Coming from Washington – What Does This Mean for Transportation?

New Relief Coming from Washington – What Does This Mean for Transportation?

States are essential to moving critical infrastructure projects forward and will be key to building a sustainable economic recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic. Thomas Curtin | Program Director, Infrastructure Late ...
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The Road Ahead:  Planning for Electric Vehicles by Managing Grid Interactions

The Road Ahead: Planning for Electric Vehicles by Managing Grid Interactions

This paper includes recommendations to help Governors meet their EV goals and provides strategies that can improve the interplay between EVs and the electric grid. (View/Download) Executive Summary Transportation electrification ...
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Transportation Funding and Financing during COVID-19

Transportation Funding and Financing during COVID-19

This memo summarizes mechanisms states and territories use to fund and finance transportation systems, as well as recent Governor initiatives on state transportation revenues and resources before and after the ...
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Big 7 Letter Advocating 1-Year Extension of FAST Act

Big 7 Letter Advocating 1-Year Extension of FAST Act

We urge Congress to pass a turnkey, one-year extension of the current surface transportation law, Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, with increased investment levels, while also ensuring the solvency of ...
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Virtual State Policy Summit: Electric Vehicle Grid Integration

Virtual State Policy Summit: Electric Vehicle Grid Integration

This three-day summit on electric vehicle grid integration allowed for governors’ policy staff to hear from experts and one another on the latest solutions, engage in peer-to-peer sharing, and discuss ...
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2020 NGA Transportation Policy Institute

2020 NGA Transportation Policy Institute

Virtual Meeting | Jul 14-17, 2020 The National Governors Association’s (NGA) annual Governors’ Advisors Transportation Policy Institute is a unique event that brings together governors’ transportation policy staff to share ...
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Financing For The Future: Leveraging Private Sector Investments

Videos from the virtual NGA's Chair Initiative Infrastructure Summit, "Financing America's Infrastructure Future." Featuring discussions with Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, Louisiana Governor ...
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Impacts of COVID-19 on Transportation Operations and Revenue

Governors and their states are on the frontlines of response to the evolving coronavirus pandemic. State transportation agencies are playing an integral role in containing the spread of the virus ...
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Planning for State Transportation Revenue  in a Coming Era of  Electric Vehicles

Planning for State Transportation Revenue in a Coming Era of Electric Vehicles

(View/Download) Executive Summary States face a grave transportation funding situation: Revenues are not keeping pace with needs as vital infrastructure assets reach the end of their designed life cycle and ...
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