The vice chairman of a congressionally mandated transportation policy panel and a Department of Transportation official sparred at an industry conference Sunday over the best way to fund the nation’s growing mobility needs.

“I think one of the biggest problems is that today there is a lack of clear vision as to what the government … is trying to achieve in transportation,” Jack Schenendorf, vice chairman of the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission, told those attending a panel discussion at the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting.

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