The following blog is by Zoe Lipman, Senior Policy Advisor for the BlueGreen Alliance.
The opinion piece, “Let our Cities Move,” in Wednesday’s New York Times by Mayors Bill DeBlasio of New York City and Mick Cornett of Oklahoma City is bipartisan, inter-regional and compelling. They underscore the critical importance of reinvesting in America’s aging, overburdened transportation infrastructure of all kinds as a critical enabler of individual economic opportunity, and our global economic and business competitiveness. Modern transportation infrastructure can also greatly improve quality of life and environmental performance. The mayors also stressed the strong local support for investing in transportation in communities across the country, and the essential complementary role of long term, federal funding to make these major projects possible.