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Testimony of JayEtta Hecker to the California State Legislature’s Sub-committee on California Ports & Goods Movement

Archived / Research March 1, 2011

NTTP’s Director of Transportation Advocacy JayEtta Hecker testified to the California State Legislature’s Sub-committee on California Ports & Goods Movement on the strategic and vital need of a national freight policy.  See the attached file to read the testimony.  Attachments:…

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Strengthening Connections Between Transportation Investments and Economic Growth

Archived / Research January 21, 2011

This paper elaborates upon and deepens the ongoing policy discussion of relationships between investments in transportation infrastructure and the nation’s short- and long-term economic well-being. Transportation infrastructure investment programs are not all equally effective at creating jobs or economic growth….

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Joint Statement of the Undersigned Members of the National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission and National Transportation Policy Project of the Bipartisan Policy Center

Archived / Research December 8, 2010

Recognizing the nation’s current fiscal environment, including increasing federal debt and scarce public resources, members of the National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission and the BPC’s National Transportation Policy Project jointly outlined several key principles to push the Administration and…

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How Fair is Road Pricing? Evaluating Equity in Transportation Pricing and Finance

Archived / Research September 29, 2010

This research paper examines the equity implications of road pricing. It systematically considers the various ways that road pricing raises equity issues. It examines how equity issues have been addressed in current applications of road pricing, and finally makes recommendations…

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Transitioning to a Performance-Based Federal Surface Transportation Policy

Archived / Research June 23, 2010

The Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) National Transportation Policy Project held an international workshop titled Transitioning to a Performance-Based Federal Surface Transportation Policy. Findings of the conference conversations are described in this workshop summary report.​ The contents of this summary report…

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Strategies to Better Leverage the Federal Transportation Dollar and Promote Increased Non-Federal Investment

Archived / Research March 11, 2010

Statement of JayEtta Hecker, Director of Transportation Advocacy at the Bipartisan Policy Center for United States Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Hearing on “Federal, State and Local Partnerships to Accelerate Transportation Benefits.” 

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New Starts: Lessons Learned for Discretionary Federal Transportation Funding Programs

Archived / Research January 25, 2010

The Bipartisan Policy Center’s National Transportation Policy Project is one of many groups calling for new competitive programs with broad investment goals and eligibility, plus incentives for states and metropolitan areas to implement programs that support the nation’s transportation objectives….

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Transportation Adaptation to Global Climate Change

Archived / Research December 15, 2009

Climate change will impact many sectors of the economy, and while required adaptations for some sectors already have been studied in depth, the same can not be said of transportation infrastructure.

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Performance Metrics for the Evaluation of Transportation Programs

Archived / Research November 23, 2009

America’s economic strength is due in large part to a surface transportation system that has historically ranked among the best in the world. Maintaining and enhancing that system to meet the transportation needs of the 21st century is therefore a…

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Statement of Sherry Boehlert On behalf of the Bipartisan Policy Center Before the Committee on Environment and Public Works

Archived / Research October 29, 2009

Former Congressman Sherwood Boehlert, Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s National Transportation Policy Project, testified on Thursday, October 29 to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on the transportation sections of the climate change bill and the relationship of…

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