TO SUPPORT COMMUNITY TRANSPORTATION
FY 2012 AMC LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES
The Alaska Mobility Coalition (AMC) is a statewide coalition of transit advocates and providers. The Coalition's priorities for FY 2012 state budget is to ensure:
Support state match for public and community transportation in Alaska
Building on the success from last year’s legislative session, the Alaska Mobility Coalition (AMC) will continue to advocate for a partnership between the State of Alaska and public and community transportation providers. In the last legislative session, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities were awarded $1,000,000 to use as a state match for public and community transportation providers across the state. We strongly believe that $1million is not enough to meet the growing demand for public and community transportation in Alaska and we will support SB 77 (sponsored by the Senate Transportation Committee) for an increase to $3 million in the FY 2013 budget.
Creation of the Alaska Community and Public Transportation Advisory Board
The Alaska Mobility Coalition (AMC) supports HB 131 (sponsored by Representative Cathy Munoz) which would create a statewide advisory board on community and public transportation. The AMC supports and appreciates the work developed by the Governor’s Coordinated Transportation Task Force. However, it was established under administrative order and the duties of the task force are set to expire at the end of January 2012. The coordinated transportation issues in Alaska are difficult and complex and needs the assistance of a permanent advisory board to work within state government to reduce the barriers to statewide, regional and local transportation coordination.