29 May 2009

Transportation Bill in Congress

...The transportation system our country invests in this year will define our nation for generations, just as the highway system we envisioned more than 60 years ago still defines us today.

Congress is working on a bill right now worth nearly a half-trillion dollars in transportation investments over the next six years. If we continue with business as usual, there will be nothing in the legislation to ensure we're investing in the best projects - those that can build communities, make neighborhoods safer, and move people in the cleanest and most efficient ways.

America in the 21st century needs a complete National Transportation System - one that is safe, well-maintained, and efficient for all users. One that connects our highways with our rail lines and public transportation. One that is friendly for those walking as well as those driving and cycling.

Tell your congressman.

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