Councilman Dan Johnson (D-21) has been reappointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2016 Transportation Infrastructure & Services committee.
This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC federal policy positions on issues involving transportation, including planning, funding, safety and security of public transit, streets and highways, aviation, railroads and ports.
The appointment was announced by NLC President Melodee Colbert-Kean, councilmember, Joplin, Mo.
“For many of our cities across our country, especially here in Louisville, repair, and modernization of our nation’s infrastructure is a number one priority,” says Johnson. “As a member of this committee, I believe it is crucial that we keep Congress focused on our transportation needs. Investment in our infrastructure is an investment in our future and our economy.”
As a member of the committee, Councilman Johnson will play a key role in shaping NLC’s policy positions and advocate on behalf of America’s cities and towns before Congress, with the Administration and at home.
He has served as a member of the committee since 2009 and his interests have included public transportation, bridges, Federal airport regulations, infrastructure building, and emphasizing local control in decision-making. On the Metro Council, Johnson has previously served as chair of the Public Works Committee and has been assigned to the committee six times during his tenure.
Councilman Johnson has long made infrastructure a priority in District 21 and looks forward to learning more about the latest trends in order to better serve his constituents. Councilman Johnson has also been an advocate for the possibility of a light rail system in Louisville and looks forward to working with his NLC colleagues to further explore the potential.
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