Janet Kavinoky

Former Executive Director, Transportation & Infrastructure

Janet F. Kavinoky is a nationally recognized expert in transportation policy, funding, and finance. As the former executive director in the Chamber’s Congressional and Public Affairs Division, Kavinoky led all transportation strategy, policy, and lobbying efforts. She has expertise in developing consensus policy positions among diverse stakeholders and lobbying Congress and executive branch agencies on a wide range of legislative and regulatory matters relating to surface, air, and water transportation.

Kavinoky was vice president of the Chamber-led Americans for Transportation Mobility (ATM) Coalition, a nationwide effort by business, labor, transportation organizations, and concerned citizens to advocate for improved and increased federal investment in the nation’s aging and overburdened transportation system.

In addition, Kavinoky developed and led the Chamber’s Let’s Rebuild America (LRA) initiative to raise the profile of infrastructure issues, broaden stakeholder engagement, and create new opportunities for businesses to influence public policy. As part of LRA, Kavinoky guided a multidisciplinary team to develop and regularly update the groundbreaking Transportation Performance Index. The Index assesses the degree to which surface, air, and water transportation systems are meeting business and economic demands and correlates improvement and decline with economic indicators.

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Time to Get Moving on Transportation's Long-Term Funding Solution

Hearings this week need to go one step further to discuss how to pay for maintaining — and ideally increasing — federal assistance to state and local governments.

A Five-Step Revenue Road Map to Fund America’s Highways, Transit Systems

Transportation financing and funding is an incredibly complicated topic, but the lens through which we can evaluate viable options is surprisingly clear.

Chairman Shuster: Congress Needs to Stay Focused on Critical Infrastructure

Chairman Shuster: Congress needs to stay focused on infrastructure

House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) discusses infrastructure, U.S. air traffic control system, and MAP-21.

Congressional Recess Chorus: Tell Your Lawmakers Why Federal Highways, Transit Matter

The U.S. House of Representatives is on recess this week, and most members have gone back to their districts to hear what's on their constituents' minds.