Transportation Law News

September 9, 2009

The National Transportation Policy Project (NTPP) is a project of the Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank founded by former U.S. Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole and George Mitchell. In June 2009, NTPP released its plan for reforming surface-transportation policy titled, “Performance Driven: A New Vision for U.S. Transportation Policy.” It proposes a simple, common-sense approach:
• Set clear objectives for federal spending;
• Develop measures to evaluate whether these objectives are being advanced, and
• Adjust funding to reward good performance.

The current federal transportation law was to expire Sept. 30. The Obama administration has asked Congress to extend the current surface transportation law for 18 months and inject $20 billion into the trust fund to keep it afloat through the opening months of the 112th Congress, which convenes in January 2011.

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