Washington, D.C. – February 5, 2016 – Today, Building America’s Future co-chair and former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood issued the following statement in favor of President Obama’s newly proposed clean transportation plan:
“I support the president's newly proposed clean transportation plan. Congress should include his plan, and the revenue raisers, in its budget and debate it as a part of the budget process. If passed, the president’s plan will make up for the shortfall in the recently passed transportation bill and put thousands of people to work fixing the approximately 61,000 deficient bridges across the country, our transit systems and enable cities to fix potholes and states to improve America's interstates. I also applaud the expansion of mass transit systems and the significant increase to high-speed rail included in the president’s plan.”
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