Two bipartisan groups are pressing federal lawmakers and the president to get cracking on a solution to the funding crisis troubling the nation's transportation sector. They warned that Congress needs to find a new revenue source instead of leaning on proposals for a national infrastructure bank or increased privatization.

Members of the National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission and the National Transportation Policy Project of the Bipartisan Policy Center issued a joint statement Wednesday condemning "decades of underinvestment [that] have resulted in deterioration of the nation's transportation system to such a degree that our safety, economic competitiveness and quality of life are all at risk."

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