Transportation and Infrastructure

A Vital Infrastructure System

Over the past two decades, significant investment and development in the District has resulted in increased employment, adding new drivers, commuters, for-hire car services and Metro passengers to the transportation networks feeding the city. This growth has put pressure on DC’s critical transportation and infrastructure networks.

A competitive advantage.

To remain globally competitive, DC must coordinate, plan and execute improvements to its transportation and infrastructure networks to respond to the short- and long-term needs of the area. Federal City Council is committed to implementing solutions and facilitating support for major infrastructure projects, like the redevelopment of Union Station, as well as investigating other innovative solutions for public transportation.

FC2 leadership: catalyzing sustainable infrastructure investment.

The FC2 advocates for strategic infrastructure investments and policies that bolster the District and the region’s competitive advantage, as well as facilitating impactful public-private infrastructure projects in the metropolitan region. Through these investments and efforts, the FC2 seeks to model a commitment to responsible stewardship of DC’s infrastructure and transportation networks.

FC2’s Director of Transportation and Infrastructure

Laura Miller Brooks is the Director of Transportation and Infrastructure at the Federal City Council (FC2). In her role, Laura leverages the creativity, connections, and resources of the 250 business and civic leaders who make up FC2’s membership, as well as regional partners, like the MetroNow Coalition, to help realize the most transformational transportation and infrastructure projects in the DC region.  

Whether she is working on Union Station’s next century transformation, WMATA’s long-term sustainability, Better Bus, Digital Connectivity, or completing the region’s robust trails network, Laura is focused on connecting people to the places they want to go and providing more options for them to get there.  

Prior to FC2, Laura led government relations in the Mid-Atlantic region for Lime, a global micromobility company. Though she started her career in tech, Laura found her love of transportation policy in 2017, when she joined Washington Area Bicyclist Association to manage their corporate partnerships program. A lifelong bicyclist, and lover of public transit, Laura is proud to have the best commute in America. If weather permits (and she’s not on a bus or train), Laura travels to the FC2 office in downtown DC from her home in Alexandria by bike — preferably, a shared Capital Bikeshare or Lime ebike — riding over 6,000/miles annually.