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Greater Washington Partnership joins national push to end transportation ‘logjams’

Greater Washington Partnership joins national push to end transportation ‘logjams’

The Washington Post
By Michael Laris
March 11, 2020 at 11:01 p.m. CDT

The Greater Washington Partnership, a group of corporate executives and civic leaders, is joining similar organizations from around the country to press Congress on federal transportation policies, priorities and projects.

The joint effort, launched Thursday, comes as the Trump administration and Congress struggle to plug a major gap in funding for road and transit projects.

Top executives from Washington and New York; Houston and Columbus, Ohio; Silicon Valley and beyond are calling on Congress to give major metropolitan areas more flexibility and resources to dramatically improve congestion and ease the movement of freight to buttress the national economy.

Backers of the newly formed Metropolitan Civic Leadership Alliance — representing 10 regions around the country with nearly 20 percent of the nation’s population and 30 percent of its GDP — say they hope to tap their experience pushing for transportation improvements locally to help secure similar breakthroughs nationally... FULL ARTICLE

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