Intermodal Policy Resolution
[insert state here] Intermodel Policy Resolution supports the goal of an integrated transportation system that provides and enhances the Nation’s system of moving freight and people.
WHEREAS, the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) of 1991 recognizes the unique contributions of each transportation mode to the productivity of the States and the Nation, and to the ability of this nation to compete globally in the merging and existing international economies; and
WHEREAS, the National Intermodal Transportation System policy declaration in ISTEA contemplates an integrated transportation system for the movement of both freight and people, with increased emphasis on adopting technologies that improve productivity; and
WHEREAS, ISTEA recognizes the limitations of each mode in the seamless delivery of freight and people, and has promoted mechanisms strengthening transportation planning of projects and funding flexibility of these projects; and
WHEREAS, those mechanisms, most importantly the state transportation plans, local transportation improvement programs, and intermodal management systems, incorporate the needs of urban and rural populations and the private sector directly in the decision-making process that allocates scarce transportation dollars;
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, [insert state here] hereby supports the promotion of intermodal goals of ISTEA, seeking to ensure the implementation of systems and facilities that strengthen the connectivity between the modes and provide linkages to overcome the limitations of each mode to an integrated transportation system; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, [insert state here] supports an integrated transportation system that fosters competitiveness for domestically produced goods in overseas markets; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, [insert state here] supports an integrated transportation system that preserves and enhances an efficient infrastructure to ensure market place choice for the seamless movement of freight and people.
Approved by ALEC Board of Directors on January 1995.
Approved by the ALEC Board of Directors on January 28, 2013.