REUTERS/Joe Skipper - Condominium buildings are shown near Interstate 95 near downtown Miami, Florida November 5, 2015.

Blog Post | Metropolitan Infrastructure Initiative

While Congress trumpets new transportation bill, real leadership lies outside Washington

November 16, 2015, Joseph Kane and Robert Puentes

After years of repeated short-term extensions, Congress is finally hammering out the details of a new long-term surface transportation bill. Earlier this month, the House passed a six-year, $325 billion bi-partisan measure—the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform (STRR) Act—aiming to provide greater certainty for future highway, transit, and freight investments while increasing overall project efficiency and promoting innovation.

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