Statements about Transportation
"A majority of drunk driving deaths and injuries are caused by drunk driving offenders with no prior convictions."
"Over 3 million Americans are employed in the growing green-collar workforce," which is more than the number "of people working in the fossil fuel industry."
Texas added 6,600 miles of highway from 2001-2012, more than any other state.
"The amount of attention paid this week to Chris Christie makes the coverage of Benghazi ... pale in significance."
"The fact that one town has three lanes dedicated to it, that kind of gets me sauced."
Gov. Scott Walker bought "80 new, brand-new vehicles" for the state that "we probably don’t need."
"We pay among the highest tolls in the nation for the privilege of crossing that bridge."
A planning group said that to meet anticipated traffic demands by 2035, Interstate 35 between Austin and Round Rock will need a dozen additional lanes going north and 14 additional southbound lanes.
Says "between 6 and 20 bicycles can be parked in the space required by one car."
"Thanks to (Rick) Perry's bad budgeting, the (Texas) highway department has to convert some modern paved state roads back to gravel."
"More than 400 car crashes occur each year on the current, congested Columbia River Bridge."
Because of Gov. Scott Walker’s budgeting, a greater percentage of general fund tax dollars is "going to pay off debt than ever before in our history."
"Minnesota, Michigan, Iowa already have 70 mph" speed limits on rural interstates, and "we see that they’ve been able to do it safely."
The R.I. Turnpike and Bridge Authority "was supposed to exist only until the bonds used to build the Newport Bridge were paid off through tolls. Once the bonds were paid, the Newport Bridge was to be transferred to the State of Rhode Island and become toll-free."
Says U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson voted to let oil and gas companies emit "unlimited carbon pollution into our air"
Wisconsin’s criminal threshold for drunken-driving is "way out of line" with "states surrounding us," which "have the second offense as a felony."
Says Virginia saved $300 million by rebidding a Metrorail construction project to exclude guaranteed union contracts.
Portland Bureau of Transportation "barely break(s) even" ticketing motorists.
The immigration bill includes free "Obamacars," motorcycles or scooters.
Says TriMet spends "$10.3 million in police contracts" a year for 56 transit police who must respond to non-transit calls
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