GOP Wants to Bring Transpo Policy Back to the 1950s,

November 19, 2010

"A top Republican transportation staffer gave some clues yesterday about the GOP’s plan to drastically restructure national transportation policy and reverse many reforms of the past 20 years.

In an off-the-record luncheon with the Road Gang, a sort of “fraternity” of Washington highway executives, Jim Tymon gave the view from his seat as Republican staff director of the House Highways and Transit Subcommittee. Streetsblog spoke to sources who attended the gathering.

According to Tymon, incoming Transportation Committee Chair John Mica (R-FL) has three goals for the reauthorization of the surface transportation bill:

  • stabilize the highway trust fund
  • leverage existing revenue sources
  • streamline project delivery

What does that mean for reforming our broken transportation system?" 

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