With debate about the reauthorization of the Federal Transportation Act now underway in Washington, DC, Senators Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Rockefeller (D-WV) are proposing a bold new vision for federal transportation funding.
There is presently no overarching strategy that determines when, how, or where transportation dollars are spent? No plan. No vision. No goal.
The Lautenberg/Rockefeller bill (S. 1036) aims to change that. Their bill outlines a vision and purpose for federal transportation policy that is in line with goals for building a cleaner, smarter, safer system that provides more travel choices for all Americans. But their bill – and real reform – needs the support of many more senators to become the law of the land.