Heading into Tuesday’s presidential primaries in Ohio, Florida and three other states, ARTBA has compiled details about the votes and views of the six remaining candidates on transportation infrastructure investment.
The 13-page report is drawn from debate transcripts, public statements, legislative votes, op-eds, campaign websites and social media postings.
It shows, for example, that U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, seeking the Democratic nomination, did not vote in December on the final passage of the “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act,” while U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) each voted against the bill.
The report also includes transportation-related information about former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D), Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R), and businessman Donald Trump (R).
ARTBA will continue to update and supplement this report during the campaign. Association leadership will be in contact with the major candidate policy staffs and the two parties’ platform committees ahead of their conventions in late July. We will make sure they are fully briefed on current transportation infrastructure issues and provide them with long-term solutions to the nation’s transportation challenges.