WE SUPPORT a transformation of American transportation policy, not just a reauthorization of current policies.
WE SUPPORT a national transportation plan that sets and reaches goals, not simply mandates that processes be followed.
WE SUPPORT a transportation system that enhances quality of life and maintains global competitiveness by reducing congestion and increasing mobility.
WE SUPPORT redefining the roles of Federal, State and local governments and the private sector in the delivery of transportation solutions.
WE SUPPORT transportation policies that provide maximum flexibility in transportation finance, procurement and operation of existing and new facilities.
WE SUPPORT transportation policies that allow states to develop and implement seamless multimodal solutions that best achieve transportation goals.
WE SUPPORT the continuation of the existing federal motor fuel tax, provided significant program reforms and innovative financing methods are made fully available to states.
Congress must establish a long-range vision of surface transportation that considers all modes for moving people and goods, as well as the providers and customers of the system.
Federal activities should focus on maintaining and building transportation facilities with a clear national interest, including the Interstate System, major arterials, major international trade routes and cross-border systems.
Congress should define a national strategy and provide the policy framework that empowers states to set goals, make decisions, and deliver projects that implement the national strategy.
Congress should enact legislation that is consumer-focused and recognizes that Americans expect congestion relief, cleaner air, improved economic opportunity, well maintained roads, and increased safety.
Policies should be enacted to significantly improve project delivery times. Transportation systems should be evaluated based on improvements in performance standards and predictable travel times.
Processes mandated by law should be streamlined and harmonized to enable the delivery of new transportation systems, not arrest their development.
If we do nothing, the congestion crisis will hinder productivity, economic opportunity and our ability to remain globally competitive. Our overall quality of life is dependent on improving the efficiency of our transportation system.
The Federal government should encourage and provide incentives for implementation of any and all tools to meet transportation goals including congestion pricing, high occupancy toll lanes, tolling options, truck only lanes, vehicle miles traveled pricing, construction of new capacity facilities and utilization of all types of public private partnership arrangements.
The future transportation system should aggressively advance the adoption of new intelligent transportation system technologies, while maintaining flexibility to adapt to emerging technologies. Technologies should have an open architecture, be interoperable and respond to customer needs.