Fulton County Commissioner Liz Hausmann (District 1) has been named to the Transportation Steering Committee for the National Association of Counties. ¬† ¬† ¬†
The NACo Transportation Steering Committee is responsible for guiding policy platforms for counties around matters pertaining to federal transportation legislation, funding and regulation and impact on county government. Key issues include highway and bridge development, finance and safety, public transit development and finance, transportation planning, airport development and service, passenger and freight railroads, ports and waterways, freight movement, and research and development of new modes of transportation.
Transportation remains one of the top issues facing Fulton County residents, and Commissioner Hausmann will represent Fulton County along with other county officials from across the country in setting national policy around this issue. ¬†
Fulton County, with the assistance of the Atlanta Regional Commission and the 13 cities in Fulton outside of the city of Atlanta, ¬† have commissioned a Transit Study to recommend a transit plan for Fulton County with preliminary results due in December of 2017.
As the Fulton County Board of Commissioners Executive Sponsor of ‚ÄúAll People Have Economic Opportunity,‚ÄĚ Commissioner Hausmann played a vital role in collaboration with Fulton County cities in bringing forward the Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax approved by Fulton County voters in November 2016.
‚ÄúRecent events have underscored the continued importance of ensuring that the Atlanta Metro Region has a robust transportation infrastructure in place to continue our economic viability and good quality of life. ¬† I look forward to working with NACo to bring our local issues to the forefront of any national transportation initiatives that may help with our mobility needs in Fulton County‚ÄĚ, said Commissioner Hausmann.
Commissioner Hausmann has served on the Fulton County Board of Commissioners since 2011. She came to Fulton County with an extensive record of public service on the Fulton County School Board, the Johns Creek City Council, and numerous civic and government boards.
District One is located in northeast Fulton that includes Johns Creek and portions of the cities of Alpharetta, ¬† Roswell, and Sandy Springs east of Georgia 400.