Critics Keep Calling House Highway Bill Proposal A Step Backward

Laura Barrett, National Policy Director for the Gamaliel Foundation and the Transportation Equity Network (TEN) calls the $230 billion in spending over six years proposed by the U.S. House of Representatives' Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, "An alarmingly low figure; a starvation diet for a transportation infrastructure system that's already too weak to stand on its own. Such a bill would throw countless struggling Americans into crisis -- especially the transit-dependent -- while slowing our economic recovery even further. The only consolation is that (the) proposal was just that: a proposal. It marked out a negotiating position."

(More House transport reauthorization citicism at the Portland Cement Association's blog . . . )