Two years is welcome certainty for a sluggish economy but a blink of an eye for policymaking. NCLR is committed to monitoring implementation of transportation reauthorization and helping to pave the way for strong legislation in 2014.
The economy needs this bill -- it is the backbone for our system of surface freight and passenger commerce. It will provide transit systems and their workers new tools to weather recessions, and it will boost American manufacturing.
When a delegation from the L.A. Chamber of Commerce visited Congress earlier this month to lobby for federal surface transportation reauthorization, it was noted that L.A. was providing a model for Congress on how to get things done.
America Fast Forward is an incentive program designed to spur local jurisdictions to raise local revenue for their projects. That's the kind of federalism that both Democrats and Republicans should be able to get behind.