A sound transportation system is the foundation of our nation's economy and our freedom. It is a fundamental requirement to help fulfill the potential of the Midwest's energy, people and products. The many transportation alternatives available to our region - highways, rail, transit, water and more - provide the Midwest with many opportunities and competitive advantages.
In 2008 and 2009, the MGA developed regional recommendations for the reauthorization of the federal transportation bill, which was recently signed into law in July 2012. The MGA also works to meet rural and urban transportation needs through full funding for transportation projects and implementing high-speed rail in the region. These recommendations are available here.