The federal and state governments have a key role to play in the implementation of ON TO 2050. Policymakers decide how to allocate billions of dollars annually across a variety of different programs, services, and projects. They also help to define the overall policy environment that influences the decision-making process.
To guide the agency as it works with federal and state partners to implement ON TO 2050, CMAP has articulated federal and state policy positions through the CMAP Legislative Framework. Specifically for federal legislators, the CMAP Board has adopted a legislative agenda, transportation reauthorization principles, and freight policy principles. For state legislators, the CMAP Board has identified a legislative agenda, as well as principles for a new state capital program. Each is described below. See an archive of previous legislative documents.