Wednesday, February 15, 2012

White House Threatens to Veto Transportation Bill

The Obama administration last night blasted the House’s five-year transportation proposal and issued the White House’s first veto threat of the year.

Among the administration's concerns: the bill may not have been constructed with bipartisan support, it severs the link between the gas tax and federal transit funding, reduces Amtrak subsidies, and doesn’t invest enough in safety.

Politico has the rest of the story.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Let's play the link fix game!

SRTC Staff said...

Oops, fixed now. Sorry.

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SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.