From Stimulus to Reauthorization

Even as the New York Times editorializes for a greater role for transit, the buzz in the blogosphere notes that the President-elect again mentioned “roads and bridges” but not transit in his weekly address.

The line now being heard is that the stimulus will preserve the existing split between roads and transit and that policy change will need to wait for the reauthorization bill later this year.

Meanwhile, the National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission appears poised to recommend a significant gas tax increase.

Lots of noise. I’m looking forward to some actual legislation!

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