Statements about Transportation
"Congresswoman Frederica Wilson successfully postpones closure of the North Perry airport tower."
"Already, a prototype driverless car has traveled more than 300,000 miles in the crowded maze of California streets without a single accident."
"Nearly 25 percent of all automobile accidents are caused by texting while driving."
PIP fraud is "$1 billion in fraud."
Says Barack Obama "promised" gasoline at $2.50 a gallon.
"In some communities, for $10,000 worth of (PIP) coverage it’s $1,500 a year."
Says adding toll lanes on I-95 in Broward County improved rush-hour traffic for non-toll lanes from 25 mph to 45 mph.
"One international flight a day in a wide-bodied jet ... one flight daily generates $150 million a year and approximately 2,300 jobs."
High-speed rail would have cost Florida taxpayers $1 billion to build.
"(Bill) Nelson voted for billions in wasteful spending earmarks like the Bridge to Nowhere."
Says Florida is one of a few or perhaps the only state "that has a statewide review of local land use and zoning decisions."
On the way the federal government should spend Florida's rejected high-speed rail money.
"Thirty-five states have accepted high-speed intercity rail money."
Says the high-speed rail project provides "short-term jobs."
The high-speed rail project would create "60,000-plus jobs for Floridians."
Says Tri-Rail shows the potential problems with investing in high-speed rail.
"The Constitution doesn't allow the governor to not-spend appropriations funds."
"It is projected that 3.07 million people will use the train annually. Keep in mind that Amtrak's Acela train in Washington D.C., Boston, Philadelphia, New York and Baltimore only had 3.2 million riders in 2010."
TSA "started off with 16,500 screeners and the agency has mushroomed to 67,000 employees with 3,590 administrative people ... making over $105,000 per year on average."
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