In that position, she has developed and implemented political and legislative strategy with Members of Congress and external stakeholders surrounding infrastructure and transportation priorities
There are few sure bets about politics, but one thing's definite -- IDOT and the tollway are unleashing a mother lode of cement trucks and bulldozers this month as construction season kicks off even as long-term transportation priorities
remain in flux.
In outlining the government's transportation priorities
, Yurek spoke about highway four-laning projects between Sudbury and Parry Sound, from Kenora to the Manitoba border, and upcoming twinning projects near Ottawa, Arnprior, and between Leamington and Windsor.
Among his many stops included a discussion with staff at the regional Department of Transportation office, a Chelan-Douglas Transportation Council meeting, and a tour of local transportation priorities
In the United States, measuring performance has been in the forefront of recent transportation priorities
. Recent Federal legislation has accelerated transportation agencies' efforts to develop and emphasize performance outcomes.
And in Virginia, the Washington Post reported that one of the state's top transportation priorities
has run into a financial hurdle.
But today, vice presidents of supply chain are much more apt to urge planners to think about constraints at the DC level, and conversely, for managers in the DC to think about transportation priorities
. "Companies are starting to view logistics more holistically instead of thinking in silos," says Klappich.
Each of these regions has its own transportation priorities
and challenges as illustrated by the 2012 project schedules.
But by bonding now against revenue that will not materialize for more than 25 years, we would in effect be billing our kids (or grandkids) for today's projects and setting transportation priorities
now for a city that may look very different in half a century.
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Voters also wanted to see cooperation among transportation leaders in Washington and favored safer streets and more transportation options as their top transportation priorities