In testimony this week on Capitol Hill the states' highway lobby AASHTO (Association of American State Highway and Transportation Officials) argued against Senator Frank Lautenburg's so-called Commuter Protection Act, S2006.
Transportation governance in the Washington DC metro area suffers from a serious surfeit of Bassos, Peter and Jack, identical twins, each of them bald guys wearing a perpetually happy smile, age mid-50s.
AASHTO, the state DOTs lobby in Washington DC has a report from the Academies of Sciences' Transportation Research Board (TRB) that determinedly avoids toll technologies and expertise in the search for a quick fix to declining gas tax revenues. Written by a RAND Corp led team the report lists three options for estimating vehicle-miles traveled (VMT) charges:
AASHTO also touts "China model" but fails to understand it - the Highway Petes have it all wrong (EDITORIAL)By Peter Samuel on June 25, 2008
The example-de-jour among the Washington highway lobbyists is the "China model." The Chinese are spending big on highways and we need to too, is the gist of their message.
Ohio pike goes to miles for ICs