State Representative Ed Soliday, R-Valparaiso, was recently appointed to the
Council of State Governments’ (CSGs) Transportation Public Policy Committee.
The committee provides a forum for multi-state leaders to address state and
national transportation and infrastructure concerns.
“What a tremendous opportunity it is to be a part of a multi-state
transportation and infrastructure policy discussion,” said Soliday. “With a
vast array of policies affecting these critical issues, it is important to
review what we are doing, in light of what other states are doing, and
strive to optimize solutions for our state infrastructure.”
Meeting at least once a year, CSG’s Transportation Public Policy Committee
focuses on innovative ideas, solutions to problems and discusses emerging
trends surrounding the transportation and infrastructure industries.
Additionally, they consider viable policy positions and response projects
that were recently proposed by lawmakers affecting these industries.
Collaborating with the public and private sector members, the meetings are
designed to provide a nationwide platform to encourage critical thinking
about solutions addressing our nation’s transportation infrastructure
system. Committee members are able to introduce and consider policy
resolutions during the meetings as well.
The main priorities of the committee are set by the CSG’s national
leadership council that receives input from the committee members. Some
recent issues the committee has considered include: Future Federal
Transportation Funding, New State Revenues for Transportation and New State
Revenues for Transportation.
“As the Crossroads of America, our transportation infrastructure is crucial
our state’s continued economic success,” said Soliday. “The Transportation
Public Policy Committee has championed excellent policies in the past, and
by hearing public input and working with leaders in these industries, I am
very appreciative of this opportunity to benefit our state as well as the