Campaign Promises

Cabinet/Departments -> Transportation -> Infrastructure


ItemTransportation
InfrastructureGrade
TR-2
The Promise: "...will enter into a new partnership with state and local civic, political, and business leaders to enact a truly national infrastructure policy that recognizes that we must upgrade our infrastructure to meet the demands of a growing population, a changing economy, and our short and long-term energy challenges."
When/Where: Obama-Biden Plan: "Strengthening America's Transportation Infrastructure" dated 10/09/08.
Source: http://blatantreality.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/factsheettransportation.pdf
Status:The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 provided over $34B to improve the nation's highways and high speed rail capabilities. The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants added another $1.5B for transportation infrastructure improvements.

On 07/06/12, President Obama signed into law the "Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act" (H.R. 4348), also referred to as "MAP-21." While this bill addresses public-private partnerships, it does not address "a new partnership with state and local civic, political, and business leaders to enact a truly national infrastructure policy" as stipulated in this promise.

This promise has not been fulfilled.
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TR-3
The Promise: "...will ensure that more Metropolitan Planning Organizations create policies to incentivize greater bicycle and pedestrian usage of roads and sidewalks."
When/Where: Obama-Biden Plan: "Strengthening America's Transportation Infrastructure" dated 10/09/08.
Source: http://blatantreality.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/factsheettransportation.pdf
Status:On 03/11/10, the Department of Transportation (DOT) issued its "Policy Statement on Bicycle and Pedestrian Accommodation Regulations and Recommendations." The main thrust of this policy statement is to "incorporate safe and convenient walking and bicycling facilities into transportation projects."

Further, the policy statement directs transportation agencies to "plan, fund, and implement improvements to their walking and bicycling networks, including linkages to transit."

This promise has been fulfilled.
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TR-4
The Promise: "...will re-evaluate the transportation funding process to ensure that smart growth considerations are taken into account."
When/Where: Obama-Biden Plan: "Strengthening America's Transportation Infrastructure" dated 10/09/08.
Source: http://blatantreality.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/factsheettransportation.pdf
Status:The Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Transportation (DOT) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have formed a partnership to provide American communities more transportation options and lower transportation costs.

This partnership is embodied in the "Partnership for Sustainable Communities" announced by President Obama on 10/21/10, and includes the integration of "smart growth" initiatives into the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program that was created under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of CY2009.

This promise has been fulfilled.
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