We're in desperate need of an overarching strategy that determines when, how, and where transportation dollars are spent. As of now, we have no firm plan. No vision. No national goals for what should be accomplished with the billions of dollars in taxpayer money spent on transportation each year.
That can all change with the National Transportation Objectives Act of 2009, introduced last week by Russ Carnahan (D-MO), Rush Holt (D-NJ), and Jay Inslee (D-WA). This bill — accompanied by a similar bill in the Senate — sets a bold new vision for federal transportation policy in order to address the current and future needs of our economy, energy, environment and health.
But their bill needs the support of many more representatives to become the law of the land.
Take action now and ask your representative to co-sponsor this critical legislation today.
(Are you represented by sponsors Rep. Russ Carnahan, Rep. Jay Inslee or Rep. Rush Holt? Or co-sponsors Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC), Rep. James McGovern (MA) or Rep. Maurice Hinchey (NY)? Click here to thank them today for their leadership on this important piece of legislation.)