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 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 have reached an all-time high. Work with airport officials to pursue additional state and federal funding leading 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