It is past time to elevate the national conversation about infrastructure beyond just the breadth and cost of it. We need 1) to focus on creating efficiencies within our existing transportation systems and 2) to reward those organizations, public or private, providing public services on a more effective, efficient basis than we receive today.
Necessity and demand require that we shift the way we address our infrastructure needs. We must develop an efficient, multimodal transportation system that ensures all modes are working together to move people in the most cost effective and convenient ways, supports innovation and invests dollars in public and private projects that provide measurable and meaningful returns.
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COMMUTERS: Focus on Moving People
ACT believes that federal transportation policy should focus on creating a multimodal transportation system that moves people. This does not mean we abandon efforts to maintain and grow our transportation network. On the contrary – we need a more comprehensive strategy at federal, state, and local levels to address both infrastructure and transportation.
INNOVATION: Invest in New Technologies, Practices, and Business Models
ACT supports policies that encourage investments in new technologies and removes hurdles preventing new practices and business models. Federal, state & local policies have helped to create an inefficient & unconnected transportation network. Innovation in the form of new technologies and business models, can get the most out of our system.
COLLABORATION: Integrate & Leverage All Entities Delivering Transportation Solutions
Across the nation, employers, Transportation Management Associations (TMAs), and public and private sector mobility providers are taking an active role improving the nation’s transportation system. ACT supports policies that include all stakeholders in the planning and delivery of transportation solutions.
PERFORMANCE: Place Value on Delivering the Best Solutions
The American public demands answers to transportation quandaries. Our finite transportation system, coupled with limited resources, requires a shift in the way decisions are made and which projects and programs are funded. ACT supports policies that compel decision makers to find the best solutions rather than simply validate a completed project.
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