Resolution of the Southern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (SASHTO)

New Partnerships

WHEREAS, in recent years, the South has become the dominant economic region in the country –– a region characterized by innovation, growth and opportunity; and

WHEREAS, founded in 1934, the Southern Governors' Association (SGA) is the oldest and historically the largest of the regional governors' associations. Since its inception, SGA has represented the common interests of Southern states' chief executives and provided a vehicle for promoting these interests; and

WHEREAS, founded in 1947, the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC) is the largest of four regional legislative groups operating under The Council of State Governments. The SLC’s mission is to foster and encourage intergovernmental cooperation among its 15-member states; and

WHEREAS, founded in 1941, the purpose for which the Southeastern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (SASHTO) is organized and for which it shall be perpetuated includes encouraging a balanced transportation system within member states and supporting legislation for the purpose of protecting capital investments in current transportation systems and for improving transportation programs; and

WHEREAS, new partnerships are needed to find solutions to the impending transportation funding crisis.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the SASHTO states will continue to partner with SGA and SLC as a coalition in developing and advocating common policies to achieve meaningful transportation infrastructure solutions at the national level; and

BE IT FURTHER RERESOLVED that this SASHTO commitment to expanded partnerships will also extend to the private sector, and other stakeholder organizations that have aligned interests.

Approved by the SASHTO Board of Directors
on August 26, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana