Transportation for Tomorrow: Report of the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission was released this morning at a news conference held at the National Press Club. You can download the report at the commission’s website, www.transportationfortomorrow.org/finalreport.
The National Association of Manufacturers issued a news release in response, “Report Highlights Need to Increase Investment in Nation’s Infrastructure.” NAM President John Engler called the report an “excellent platform to begin discussing how to improve the U.S. transportation system.”
“Modernizing our nation’s infrastructure system is a top priority of manufacturers,” Engler said. “We depend on the ability to move goods throughout the country efficiently yet face transportation bottlenecks that cost industry nearly $8 billion a year.
“The commission reached a consensus on the clear need to increase investment in our nation’s transportation system to lessen these bottlenecks,” he said. “While there are bound to be differences among commissioners over the level or source of funding, these differences do not diminish the compelling case for additional investment.”
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