The Nation’s Transportation Future Is Increasingly Local

Law360, New York (August 8, 2016, 12:38 PM EDT) -- There is no debate that the gridlock in Congress has impacted national transportation policy. It was good news in December of 2015 when, after 36 short-term extensions, Congress passed and President Obama signed into law the “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act” (or, the FAST Act, Public Law 114-94). The law contains some changes in federal law that will drive policy, but, at $305 billion, doesn’t contain appreciable increases in transportation funding beyond inflation adjustments, and, perhaps worse of all, doesn’t address the structural issues in the...
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