Federal Transportation Bill Should Cut Oil, Boost Economy

Testimony
March 30, 2011

NRDC's Federal Transportation Policy Director Deron Lovaas testified before the House Transportation Committee on March 30, 2011, laying out the ways that upcoming federal transportation legislation can cut our addition to oil and boost our economy at the same time. Lovaas recommended that lawmakers focus on

  1. investing in rail, transit, and other strategies that cut oil use and congestion; 
  2. prioritize maintenance and rehabilitation of the rest of our existing transportation system; and 
  3. leveraging innovative financing tools and performance standards to make the most of taxpayer dollars.