October in Washington is likely to be filled with uncertainty. Competing interests between – and even within – our political parties are complicating Congressional efforts to:
- Raise the debt ceiling by mid-October to finance U.S. government spending;
- Pass the bipartisan $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the largest in American history, which includes a new multiyear surface transportation authorization to replace the expiring FAST Act;
- Reach agreement on the Biden Administration’s Build Back Better proposal to create jobs and lower costs for working Americans, the most ambitious federal agenda in generations.
Reasons to be Optimistic about Public Transit