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Building America’s Future Statement on Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood


Washington, DC- Jan. 29, 2013- Building America’s Future Co-Chair Mayor Michael Bloomberg said: “Secretary LaHood has shown real vision in the world of transportation, and his work to reach across the aisle is a great example of the bi-partisan leadership that we need more of in Washington.  His tireless advocacy for safety and investments in critical infrastructure helped shape transportation policy in ways that will benefit Americans for years to come.  I thank him for his public service and congratulate him on his success at the Department of Transportation.”

Building America’s Future Co-Chair Former Governor Ed Rendell said: “Secretary LaHood has been one of the stars of President Obama’s Cabinet.  From his advocacy for investment in our roads, rails, ports and aviation systems to his incredibly effective implementation of the stimulus transportation funding, especially the TIGER grant program, he covered all the bases with passion and commitment.  The mayors and governors of this country know that Secretary LaHood was a champion for their projects and their communities.  He will be a hard act to follow.”