The National Transportation Policy Project (NTPP) is bringing new voices to the transportation debate to create a dynamic and enduring vision for the future of federal surface transportation policy. The project is composed of a broad coalition of transportation policy experts, business and civic leaders, and is chaired by four distinguished former elected officials who served at the federal, state, and local levels.
Recognizing the need for a new vision for federal transportation policy, NTPP was formally launched in February 2008, with the aim of bringing new approaches and fresh thinking to today’s transportation issues. Our aim has been to develop proposals for transportation reform that are at once bold enough to be effective, and pragmatic enough to be relevant. To that end, the project has been explicitly bipartisan from the outset both in its approach and its membership.
The first phase of the project’s work resulted in a report, Performance Driven: A New Vision for U.S. Transportation Policy, proposing a variety of ideas and recommendations for reforming transportation policy. The report addresses both a long-term vision for transportation policy as well as a number of ideas and reforms that can be incorporated in a future authorization bill.
Now in the next phase of the project, project members are taking their policy and financing recommendations to Congress and the administration. We have begun an extensive advocacy campaign involving working with and informing Congressional staff and members, partnering with other key stakeholder groups, holding public forums around the country, and releasing additional research.