Coming Attraction: Teasers From Oberstar’s Transpo Bill Outline
Oberstar has recently been circulating a “two-page handwritten outline” around the Hill, according to the BNA’s Daily Report for Executives, which obtained a copy of the document. They report the following tidbits:
> The outline calls for “transit equity.” Right now the feds pay 80 percent of highway projects and 50 percent of transit projects. That would change.
> It would create DOT agencies focused on a “national strategic plan” and on “mega-projects.”
> “DOT’s 108 programs [will be consolidated] into four “major formula programs”: critical asset preservation, highway safety improvement, surface transportation program, and congestion mitigation and air quality improvement.”
> The document seems to call for more transparency with transportation data.
Leaves you wanting more, doesn't it?