a) Foster collaboration on issues of transportation, air and water quality that will lead to greater regional cohesion and cooperation on other issues of regional concern.
b) Work with governments in the region as well as state and federal authorities to remove barriers to joint development or maintenance of infrastructure by multiple governmental entities and by governmental and private entities.
c) Work with governments in the region as well as state and federal authorities to promote cost sharing, purchasing coordination and consolidation of services to improve the efficiency and reduce the costs of developing and maintaining transportation and water infrastructure.
d) Facilitate and promote the sharing of best practices for regional collaboration and cost sharing.
e) Ensure infrastructure investments are planned and implemented to maximize transportation benefits across all impacted communities.
f) Promote infrastructure investments that enhance the inter-relationships of communities within the region.