MACo Opposes Bill to Expand Benchmarks and Indicators in Consolidated Transportation Plan

MACo Executive Director Michael Sanderson offered testimony in opposition to HB 1155 in the House Ways and Means Committee this week.  This bill would require counties that request major capital projects in the CTP to provide a purpose and need statement that includes a rigorous list of priorities and factors to be considered when ranking major capital projects.  This would include describing how the project addresses climate action plan goals and potential land use changes.

Mr. Sanderson testified, “Although MACo does see value in ensuring that projects meet broader statewide goals, HB 1155 goes too far in replacing a productive and collaborative process with one deeply enmeshed in one-size-fits-all indicators and ill-fitting criteria.”

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