Statements about Transportation
"Light rail does not reduce congestion."
"One thousand people a day are moving to Texas, which means there will be 15 million more people over the next 25 years."
There is no "incontrovertible proof that speed, in and of itself, is the contributing factor to increasing (vehicular) fatalities."
Greenlight Pinellas "won’t take existing lanes from other vehicles."
Welcome to Wisconsin road signs have "always been made in Wisconsin," but Scott Walker "is outsourcing them" to an out-of-state company and "paying more money for them."
Capital Metro originally said MetroRail's yearly operating costs would be "about $2.5 million. Last year ... it cost $13 million to operate."
"We’ve dedicated more money from (Washington County’s) transportation budget to bike and ped projects under my watch than at any time in the history of Washington County."
Says Sen. Thad Cochran "voted to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on ... the Bridge to Nowhere in Alaska instead of shifting the money to repair a bridge damaged by Hurricane Katrina."
The Greenlight Pinellas transportation plan involves a "300% tax increase."
Says Dan Patrick "supported giving a $5,000 taxpayer-funded voucher to every family to buy a car."
"If you rent a U-Haul to move your company, it costs twice as much to go from San Francisco to Austin than the other way around, because you can’t find enough trucks to flee the Golden State."
When it comes to transportation funds, Georgians spend more in taxes and on red tape than they get back from the federal government.
"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.
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