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Commentary on the July 2008 U.S. DOT Transportation Policy Proposal

On July 29, 2008, U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters released a proposal for reforming federal surface transportation policy. The proposal aims to provide a framework for Congressional debate surrounding the upcoming re-authorization of SAFETEA-LU, which will expire on September 30, 2009. DOT does not recommend specific funding levels, but rather offers some general principles and ideas to “refocus, reform and renew” the Nation’s approach to transportation by “completely overhauling the way U.S. transportation decisions and investments are made.”

2008-09-10 00:00:00

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