Legislative Agenda Transportation
The Chamber believes in the critical importance of a transportation infrastructure to a thriving economy. Therefore, in 2016 we will support programs and activities that will improve our infrastructure.
Recruitment of airlines for eastbound service
We will work with the Sonoma County Airport to mobilize the business community when needed to build the case for eastbound service. We will also advocate as needed for additional funds at all levels to expand the terminal to accommodate more flights and airlines.
Completion of the Highway 101 narrows
We will work with the Sonoma County Transportation Authority to play a supportive role in advocating for additional funds to complete this critical transportation corridor in our region.
The Chamber will work closely with SMART Management/Board to coordinate with the various municipalities, major employers located along the project corridor and the Sonoma County transportation and transit agencies to address specific issues such as “first and last mile” connections between the rail and home or work destinations.
State Route 37
Monitor progress on the possible widening and raising of State Route 37 and advocate for possible private financing, particularly around a multi-modal approach, including extending SMART eastward and adding ferry service out of the Port of Sonoma.
Monitor and provide input on the Sonoma County Transportation plan.