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# Politician: The surface transportation bill will finance highway, brid

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Politician: The surface transportation bill will finance highway, bridge and public transportation projects. This bill includes significant reforms to modernize federal transportation programs, it introduces performance measures and targets to improve accountability, it expands innovative financing programs to leverage limited federal resources, and it consolidates programs by two-thirds to increase efficiency and flexibility for states and cities. Consequently, our citizens can expect a noticeable improvement in our nation's transportation infrastructure.

Which of the following would it be most useful to know in determining whether the impact from the new legislation would be noticeable to the public?

A) Will the legislation actually increase the amount of financing that "transportation alternative" projects such as bicycle and pedestrian pathways receive?

B) Will the new projects in the bill be of a sizable scale for the public to reasonably detect its impact?

C) Will the bill comply with environmental laws and federal permitting requirements?

D) Will the new projects help improve transportation management by local governments, including states and municipalities?

E) Will the new projects be likely to run over budget?
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11 Jan 2018, 03:38
Why Not E? As paragraph says about leveraging financial resources...
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11 Jan 2018, 03:50
Why not D? Need some expert reply.

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11 Jan 2018, 04:09
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This question is a good example of a lot of information confusing us from what is a simple claim, and of many answers being technically correct - but not answering the question we were asked.
The question is - what will help us find out if the impact from the new legislation will be noticeable to the public?
Therefore, we are looking for an answer which tells us that the scale of the project is big enough to notice - exactly what B asks. D and E are perhaps interesting and important in their own right, but not directly related to the question of notice-ability.

Another way to solve is USE THE ANSWERS:
A) Will the legislation actually increase the amount of financing that "transportation alternative" projects such as bicycle and pedestrian pathways receive? alternative projects are by no means the only way the project will be noticeable

B) Will the new projects in the bill be of a sizable scale for the public to reasonably detect its impact? Knowing the answer to this will directly tell us if the project's impact will be noticed

C) Will the bill comply with environmental laws and federal permitting requirements? Important, but not to the questions of notice-ability

D) Will the new projects help improve transportation management by local governments, including states and municipalities? improved management is not a sure indicator of having a noticeable impact

E) Will the new projects be likely to run over budget? Important, but not to the questions of notice-ability
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11 Jan 2018, 04:11
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Sasindran wrote:
Why not D? Need some expert reply.

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"help improve transportation management" is the main idea of D -> out of scope.
Also, " local governments" is nowhere in the argument.
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11 Jan 2018, 04:11
DAVEexamPAL wrote:
This question is a good example of a lot of information confusing us from what is a simple claim, and of many answers being technically correct - but not answering the question we were asked.
The question is - what will help us find out if the impact from the new legislation will be noticeable to the public?
Therefore, we are looking for an answer which tells us that the scale of the project is big enough to notice - exactly what B asks. D and E are perhaps interesting and important in their own right, but not directly related to the question of notice-ability.

Another way to solve is USE THE ANSWERS:
A) Will the legislation actually increase the amount of financing that "transportation alternative" projects such as bicycle and pedestrian pathways receive? alternative projects are by no means the only way the project will be noticeable

B) Will the new projects in the bill be of a sizable scale for the public to reasonably detect its impact? Knowing the answer to this will directly tell us if the project's impact will be noticed

C) Will the bill comply with environmental laws and federal permitting requirements? Important, but not to the questions of notice-ability

D) Will the new projects help improve transportation management by local governments, including states and municipalities? improved management is not a sure indicator of having a noticeable impact

E) Will the new projects be likely to run over budget? Important, but not to the questions of notice-ability

I ended up with B and D. But missed the word management in D.

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11 Jan 2018, 04:17
chesstitans wrote:
Sasindran wrote:
Why not D? Need some expert reply.

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"help improve transportation management" is the main idea of D -> out of scope.
Also, " local governments" is nowhere in the argument.

Yeah I just understood my mistake. Thanks

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03 Feb 2018, 11:47
If in E, the question states that since the project runs over the budget, it cannot be complete. Then, E may be the answer.
Re: Politician: The surface transportation bill will finance highway, brid   [#permalink] 03 Feb 2018, 11:47
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