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2008 State Trail Administrators Meeting

New Approach for America's Transportation Future

U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters Unveils Bush Administration's Visionary New Plan to
Refocus, Reform, and Renew the National Approach to Highway and Transit Systems in America

On July 29, 2008, the Secretary of Transportation announced a new framework to overhaul the way U.S. transportation decisions and investments are made. Reform is needed to address exploding highway congestion, rising fuel prices, unsustainable gas taxes and spending decisions based on political influence instead of merit, all of which are eroding confidence in government and threatening mobility, the economy and quality of life in America.

NOTE: Former Secretary of Transportation Mary E Peters announced a new framework for U.S. transportation decisions on July 29, 2008: information was available at The content from that website was removed late January 2009. [This section updated January 27, 2009.]


DMS Instructions: Under the "More Search Options" tab on the right side of the home page, click on "Advanced Docket Search." Enter OST-2008-0254 under "Docket ID" and click "Submit." The "Refocus.Reform.Renew" docket will be displayed in the search results. Click on the docket number link on the left and the full docket will be displayed. To submit a comment, click the "add comments" icon on the far right of the Reform Plan document entry. Follow the instructions on that page to submit your comments.

Other viewpoints

The Chair of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee issued a Press Release about the DOT proposal.

Transportation for Tomorrow: Report of the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission:

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