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Both parties address infrastructure funding — poorly

I wrote last time that, once again, everyone agrees that funding for infrastructure must be increased but disagree on how to pay for it. Since then, both major U.S. political parties’ platforms have been voted on in this presidential election year, and they were true to the previous pattern, but could not be more different this time.

Sen. Frank Lautenberg dedicated career to transit

Consistently supported train travel, particularly Amtrak. The senator was also responsible for some of the most important transportation policies in the country, including instituting stricter limits on blood alcohol levels for drivers, and increasing the federal drinking age to 21.