Thursday, December 6, 2007

Help!

Following my coverage of the Greenhouse Gas Forum last month, I received a call from a fundraiser for one of the Democratic candidates asking me to put my money where my mouth was and fashion a "green transportation proposal" for the candidates. I'm way behind on getting this done, but I still hope to wrap it up this week. If anyone out there has any suggestions for changes in federal transportation funding/policy that they would like to see, please feel free to post something below...

1 comment:

Mernst said...

Here's my big idea on SAFETEA-LU reauthorization: ditch the National Highway System funding program and instead establish a "New Starts" program for roads, modeled after the New Starts for Transit program. In this way, new road and expansion projects would be subject to a rigorous cost-benefit analysis, and would have to compete against other proposals.

You'd also have to establish a program just for road maintenance.