Roll Call: Kavinoky: Transportation — You Get What You Pay for
From Roll Call:
For an administration and Congress that have promised to tackle big challenges for the long-term benefit of our country, they appear to be taking a pass on one of the most important: investment in our nation’s highways, bridges and public transportation systems. The irony is that unlike cap-and-trade and health care reform legislation, reauthorization of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) is relatively uncomplicated and provides a proven bang for the buck.
So what’s the problem? Agreeing on how to pay for the badly needed improvements that will generate jobs and stimulate economic activity. And the solution? It’s rooted in the basic principle we learned as young adults — you get what you pay for.
Traffic congestion tripled between 1982 and 2005.