Transportation and Infrastructure

It is no secret that Chattanooga’s geographic location makes it a gateway to the rest of the United States. It is critical that Tennessee, and Chattanooga specifically, invest in infrastructure that encourages businesses and our economy to flourish.

LOCAL INFRASTRUCTURE  


  • Support policies and initiatives that make it easier for residents to use public transportation
  • Support expanded parking options within the downtown footprint

HIGHWAY FUNDING


  • Work to identify specific infrastructure projects and begin to prioritize projects based on need and impact to community. Support a long-range, comprehensive federal transportation and infrastructure plan to provide funding for identified projects

INTERSTATE HIGHWAY SYSTEMS


  • Support the swift completion of U.S. Highway 27 near downtown Chattanooga
  • Support the study and subsequent completion of the I-75/I-24 and Highway 27/I-24 split
  • Support swift completion of Apison Pike Project in Collegedale

AIR TRANSPORTATION


  • Support policies that will enhance future development in and around the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport
  • Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport passenger boardings continue to rebound from the Pandemic. We will work with airport officials to pursue additional state and federal funding to lead to increased flights

WATER AND SEWER INFRASTRUCTURE


  • Support County funding to secure a second Wastewater Treatment Plant in North Hamilton County

RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE


  • Support additional federal funding opportunities to assist with construction costs for increased rail capacity at Enterprise South
  • Partner with organizations such as Thrive Regional Partnership to explore the feasibility and benefit of a regional rail network connecting Chattanooga and Atlanta

PUBLIC TRANSIT


  • Support efforts to modernize CARTA’s routes and focus on routes and hubs that connect low-income residents with education and employment centers (CC)

SMART CITIES


  • Support investment and innovation to ensure our local transportation infrastructure is coordinated, safe, and moving traffic efficiently