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Why We Formed the Future of Transportation Caucus

Why We Formed the Future of Transportation Caucus

Reps. Pressley, Garcia and Takano outline the need for a new federal vision.

Streetsblog.org
By Ayanna Pressley, Jesús "Chuy" García and Mark Takano
Nov 14, 2019

America has arrived at a crossroads in regard to our transportation system: Our roads are crumbling, our public transit systems are failing, and carbon emissions are exacerbating the climate crisis.

Changing the faulty policies that led to this unhappy situation requires strategic, innovative and concerted congressional activism. Otherwise, we simply will perpetuate these problems and inequities plaguing our communities.

It is past time to have a frank conversation about our national transportation policy.

The national challenges we see are the direct result of the antiquated model that we have applied to meeting our transportation and connectivity needs. We need a new model: Simply throwing more money at a deteriorating transportation system will not help us get to the root of the problem, nor will it help us devise smart solutions to address the connectivity challenges facing our communities... FULL ARTICLE

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