Statements about Infrastructure

"It is ironic that (First Energy Corp. is) going to have a name on our (football stadium) where we (Cleveland Public Power) supply the electricity."

Says Mike Dovilla supports a plan "that could allow a foreign corporation to take over the Ohio Turnpike" 

"For each $1 billion in infrastructure investment, 42,000 jobs are created."

"We have a $2 trillion to $3 trillion infrastructure deficit. We’ve got work that needs to get done. We’ve got people that want to go to work."

Says U.S. Sen Sherrod Brown "promised that the first stimulus bill would fund the Brent Spence Bridge."

On how money from a possible lease of the Ohio Turnpike would be used

"We’re only spending 2 percent of our GDP on our infrastructure, while China and India are spending 10 percent of their GDP reinvesting back into their country."  

"We're worse than a Third World country in terms of water quality and the way we treat our sewage."

"They tried to give us $400 million to build a high-speed train that goes 39 miles an hour."

"Demand for transportation choice is on the rise, with 14 percent more Ohioans riding passenger trains over the past year."

Says that the federal gas tax has not been raised since 1993.

Electric utility FirstEnergy's annual revenues are greater "than the GDP of Haiti, Kyrgyzstan, Iceland, or 15 African nations."

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