Just Around the Corner
by J. Charles 'Chuck' Coughlin | June 27, 2019
When Supervisor Jack Sellers was selected to join the Maricopa Board of Supervisors earlier this year, we were happy to see such a strong voice for transportation join an already stellar Board. You see, Supervisor Sellers is a longtime member of the State Transportation Board and tireless champion for the East Valley having served for many years on the Chandler City Council. Now that he represents the East Valley on the County Board of Supervisors, he has hit the ground running and is already doing what we hoped he would – lead the charge on critical transportation planning. And today, Supervisor Sellers is spot on with his latest editorial in the Arizona Republic. Click here to check it out.
Quality transportation is the lifeblood of our economy and is critical to our ability to move people, goods, and services throughout the region. We were proud to be part of the team that passed Proposition 400 in 2004. Fifteen years later, we can see how the Regional Transportation Plan continues to play a major role in the valley’s growth and ongoing success.
Thankfully, we have leaders like Supervisor Sellers and the many others who have been a part of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) Transportation Business Partners efforts to authorize a new election.
As Sellers explains, “Prop. 400 expires in 2025, which, in road construction terms, is ‘around the corner.’ Currently, there’s no funding mechanism to replace it. If we don’t climb into the driver’s seat now and steer toward a comprehensive multimodal transportation plan for the next 20 years, I fear our quality of life will be compromised.”