Robert Poole on Obama's Transportation Policy

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Reason Foundation Director of Transporation Studies Robert Poole talks about the massive problems facing America's trucking and traffic infrastructure. As the Obama administration gets set to spend billions of dollars on "shovel-ready programs," green technologies, and more, how should it make the best decisions for travelers and truckers?

Use market forces, counsels Poole, not political pressure and environmentalist ideology, to keep America moving.

Approximately six minutes. Go here for video version.

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