Statements about Transportation
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."
Says "TriMet's own analysis shows that YouthPass does not actually add to the transit agency's costs."
Atlanta Tea Party co-founder Debbie Dooley "wants gas taxes raised."
Rhode Island has the "worst maintained bridges in the United States of America . . . and we have the second worst maintained roads [behind] Alaska."
Since President Barack Obama took office, "you have 1,700 employees just at the Department of Transportation" earning over $170,000.
"There is no Plan B" if the transportation referendum is not passed by voters.
Portland, Ore., has "never gotten over 12 to 15 percent ridership" of its public transit system "in the past 12 years."
Says Jeff Wentworth, bending the rules, "has used $211,743.96 in campaign contributions to lease luxury cars."
On opposing any and all efforts to increase taxes.
Says "As Mayor of Wilsonville, I drove TriMet out of town and replaced their bloated transit system with our own local bus line that offers better service and has saved our businesses millions of dollars."
The new Hartsfield-Jackson international terminal was "on time and on budget."
Says "TriMet now spends $1.63 in benefits for every $1.00 spent on wages."
Says Tom Barrett plans "to spend $100 million on a trolley that goes barely two miles on the east side of Milwaukee."
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