2003 Adopted Resolutions
71st Annual Meeting
Denver

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RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF CREATING A FEDERAL FUNDING SOURCE FOR "MEGAPROJECTS" IN THE REAUTHORIZATION OF TEA-21

WHEREAS, America's cities rely on transportation infrastructure to keep their metropolitan economies competitive in the world marketplace; and

WHEREAS, Federal and State governments have a history of partnering with cities in meeting their transportation infrastructure needs; and

WHEREAS, many cities are facing the need to build, rebuild or repair major segments of their transportation infrastructure to stimulate economic growth, relieve congestion and ensure safe travel; and

WHEREAS, there is no funding source in the existing Federal-Aid Highway program adequate to address the needs of these "megaprojects"; and

WHEREAS, the U.S. Conference of Mayors adopted a policy for reauthorization of TEA-21 that calls for the creation of a Federal funding source to help address "megaprojects",

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that The United States Conference of Mayors urges Congress to create a Federal funding source to help address "megaprojects" as part of the reauthorization of TEA-21.