Do our federal transportation priorities match the rhetoric we use to justify more spending?

Government money set aside for transportation is usually allotted to improve crumbling infrastructure. But a recent study shows the money was more often spent on building new roads and adding lanes while little to nothing was spent on deteriorating roads. Some programs allocate money to communities that raise their own funds and use federal money to improve their transport Systems. Congress is looking to cut findings to such programs , hopefully they will be reevaluated and seen as money saving measures.

Key Takeaways:

  • Transportation for America yesterday urged a key Senate subcommittee to protect the investments in programs
  • we have great need to invest in our transportation system, including our roads, bridges, and transit systems.
  • One reason is that transportation and development decisions are rarely well coordinated

“The President’s first budget will almost certainly propose big cuts to discretionary spending programs.”