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The Senate's DRIVE Act is shaping up to be the first six-year transportation reauthorization bill since 2009. Notwithstanding the acronym, it's not all that bad, writes Tanya Snyder of Streetsblog USA. Finding funding for it is another story.
Jun 25, 2015   National Journal
Would raising the gas tax to $1 and establishing a 'gasoline price floor' provide market stability for auto dealers? Some dealers, including the nation's largest, say 'yes'. Economists agree. Politically impossible? Read on.
Aug 15, 2012   National Journal
Since the release of House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica's proposed $230 billion surface-transportation bill, reviews have been mostly negative. <em>National Journal</em> asks its panel of experts for their take.
Jul 14, 2011   National Journal
<em>National Journal</em> asks its panel of experts whether the U.S. needs more highways, and if they should or shouldn't be a major part of transportation funding in the near future.
May 4, 2011   National Journal
The National Journal has created a large, zoomable map of the world showing the footprint of humanity on the Earth.
Apr 18, 2011   National Journal
Officials in Washington tend to agree that infrastructure problems are in dire need of attention. But amid turbulent economic times, will those problems get that attention?
Apr 9, 2011   National Journal
A Senator from Oregon wants to revive the expired "Build America Bonds," but limit their use to investments in transportation.
Mar 8, 2011   National Journal
The idea of a federal infrastructure bank has been floating around Washington for years, and has recently gathered significant support. But with debates underway about the federal budget, some wonder whether the idea stands a chance.
Feb 18, 2011   National Journal
The Obama administration has expressed interest in playing a bigger role in transportation and infrastructure policy in the U.S. <em>National Journal</em> asks its panel of experts if it's the right time for the White House to be more involved.
Oct 27, 2010   National Journal
<em>National Journal</em> asks its panel of transportation experts to weigh in on the $50 billion infrastructure bank plan recently announced by President Barack Obama.
Sep 14, 2010   National Journal
<em>National Journal</em> asks its panel of transportation experts whether the car is really threatened by the rise in policy focus on pedestrians and cyclists.
Aug 4, 2010   National Journal