The Virginia-Pilot »

This is a very pointed article that calls out both the US Congress and President Barack Obama for failing to find a sustainable solution for transportation funding. The editorial argues that both legislators and the President are punting on the issue of raising the gas tax, which the authors feel is the best way to provide the necessary funds. It is also critical of the heightened focus that President Obama has put on public-private partnerships and private investment in transportation infrastructure. To them, it is simply selling off public assets with little increase to the public good.