National Surface Transportation Legislation: a Metropolitan Outlook

Emilia Istrate
Emilia Istrate Senior Research Associate and Associate Fellow

July 28, 2009

At the annual conference of the Government Research Association in Washington, DC, Emilia Istrate spoke about the current transportation reauthorization debate from a metropolitan perspective.

Istrate argued that the America’s transportation challenges and solutions lie in the nation’s metropolitan areas, an issue neglected by the current federal transportation policy. In addition, Istrate contended that the federal transportation program lost focus in dealing with both short- and long-term problems.

In conclusion, Istrate presented a short-term outlook on the current transportation reauthorization debate.