Statements about Transportation

"When Congressman Langevin took office, gas was around $1.70 per gallon, and now it is near $4 per gallon."

"We have more natural gas than Saudi Arabia has oil."

"With the auto rescue," President Barack Obama "saved more than 1 million middle-class jobs all across America," including more than 28,000 in Wisconsin.

Clackamas County Commissioners "approved a re-negotiated agreement to lower the county’s contribution to TriMet’s Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail project to $19.9 million from $25 million."

Says Georgia ranks "near the bottom in per capita transportation spending."

"Without Westside MAX, we’d need to add 2.9 lanes to the Sunset Highway."

Says his plan to end the toll on Ga. 400 fulfills his campaign promise to commuters.

Says U.S. Senate opponent Eric Hovde "supported billions in stimulus for high-speed rail"  and "billions more to bail out banks."

"The voting public had no say" in the Atlanta region’s proposed transportation project list.

Says U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy is among seven "Tea Party freshmen" who "spent an average of $15,000 on cars for themselves." 

Taxes on groceries and medicine will rise under a plan to improve roads and rail for metro Atlanta.

The state of Georgia has lost 200,000 total jobs and 50,000 construction jobs since May 2007.

A proposed tax to fund transportation projects would spend $90,000 to take a single vehicle off the road during the morning and afternoon commute.

The transportation sales tax would cost the average consumer an estimated $112 a year.

According to a national survey, transit "ridership" among people age 16 to 34 increased 40 percent between 2001 and 2009.

The Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project has created 1,525 direct jobs as of June 11, 2012.

Says he "passed" eight measures, including ones to prevent groping at airport security checks and to bar "sanctuary" cities in Texas.  

"Statistics show that more people at this time telecommute than they ride carpools, mass transit, bicycle or walk."

The transportation tax is regressive, and Emory University is "literally getting its own transit line at virtually no cost to itself."  

"There is little if any evidence that the use of red light cameras in New Jersey has reduced the number or severity of accidents at the intersections where they are used."

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