Statements about Transportation

"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."

"Taxes and fees amount to about 20 percent of a typical $300 round-trip domestic ticket. That’s higher than taxes on products like alcohol, tobacco and firearms."

Says, "I-205, six miles of which runs through my district, already carries more traffic than I-5."

"There's going to be a slowdown and delays in flights" as a result of the sequester.

Says "If Oregon’s Legislature simply authorizes $450 million for the CRC, it will … leave Oregon holding the bag for a great deal more cost responsibility."

Says Austin is the largest city in the U.S. without nonstop flights to Europe.

In Virginia "there has been a billion dollars in surplus over the last three years. The legislature has spent less than 1 percent of that on roads."

Except for Virginia, "the other 49 states keep raising their gas tax."

Says Austin trains are "full" at rush hour and "packed" for special events.

Says "MAX carries 30 percent of evening rush-hour commuters traveling from Downtown on the Sunset and Banfield freeways."

"One-third of the gasoline is purchased by out-of-state people" in Virginia

Says his plan to raise car registration to $56 would still leave Virginia with a fee that’s "equal to or lower than most states."

Says if you are on your bike in a crosswalk, all you have to do is dip your wheel into the road and cars must legally stop.

Says his transportation plan "would make Virginia the first state in the nation to eliminate the state tax on gasoline."

"Our numbers are going up at the airport."

Northern Virginia is the most "heavily trafficked place in the country."

Says a new state report "confirms" that red-light cameras "lead to more accidents, more injuries and greater cost."

"When you look at the number of crashes before the cameras were installed compared to after, they’re virtually the same."

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