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PRESS RELEASE 01/13/2014
Subject :

Palo Alto Councilmember Appointed to National League of Cities Transportation Infrastructure & Services Steering Committee
Contact : Gail Price, Councilmember    650-329-2607
Claudia Keith, Chief Communications Officer    650-329-2607
Palo Alto, CA  – Palo Alto City Councilmember Gail Price has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2014 Transportation Infrastructure & Services Steering Committee. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC federal policy positions on issues involving transportation, including planning, funding, safety and security of public transit, streets and highways, aviation, railroads and ports. The appointment was announced by NLC President Chris Coleman, mayor, St. Paul, Minn.

"I look forward to working on critical policy issues involving all aspects of transportation," said Price.  “Improving critical infrastructure and services is key to the current and future economic vitality and livability of all of our communities.”

Price was recently appointed to the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, (VTA), that provides bus, light rail, and paratransit services, as well as participates as a funding partner in regional rail service including Caltrain, Capital Corridor, and the Altamont Corridor Express. VTA is responsible for countywide transportation planning, including congestion management, design and construction of specific highway, pedestrian, and bicycle improvement projects, as well as promotion of transit oriented development.

As a member of the committee, Price will play a key role in shaping NLC's policy positions and advocate on behalf of America’s cities and towns before Congress, with the Administration and at home.  She has served on the Palo Alto City Council since 2010.

The chair of this year’s Transportation Infrastructure & Services Steering Committee is Patsy Kinsey, councilmember, Charlotte, N.C.  Serving as this year’s vice chairs are Robert Bauman, alderman, Milwaukee, Wisc. and Mary McComber, councilmember, Oak Park Heights, Minn.

For more information on NLC’s other committees and councils, visit

The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities.  NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.