Award–winning journalist Andrea Bernstein is Senior Editor for Politics & Policy for WNYC News. She has previously served as Metro Editor, Political Director, Director of Transportation Nation, and Senior Reporter.
It's not just the advocates who hate the new transpo bill. So does Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, a former Republican Congressman from Illinois.
“This is the most partisan transportation bill that I have ever seen,” LaHood told Politico.
“And it also is the most anti-safety bill I have ever seen. It hollows out our No. 1 priority, which is safety, and frankly, it hollows out the guts of the transportation efforts that we’ve been about for the last three years,” LaHood added. “It’s the worst transportation bill I’ve ever seen during 35 years of public service.”