Statements about Transportation
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."
A government analysis shows under a proposed transportation tax, "metro Atlanta will create or support an additional 200,000 new jobs, including jobs that are maintained year over year."
"Water transportation is the most fuel efficient, least polluting, safest, and least expensive means of moving cargo."
On transportation financing
"For every one mile of light-rail track that will be built, 16 miles of new road capacity will be built."
Hartsfield-Jackson’s new international terminal is opening "within budget."
"Right now, we have the lowest gas tax of anywhere in the country."
Says "over 40 percent of recent county bonds are for Precinct One, northeast Travis County," because he "is quick to identify projects that help make the East Side a desirable place to live."
The recent process of awarding $3 billion worth of airport vending contracts was the "most open and transparent procurement process in the city’s history."
Taxpayers subsidize 80 percent of each MARTA trip
"New Jersey has the largest transit system in the entire country."
The Georgia Regional Transportation Authority "concluded that light rail in Cobb County would more than double commute time and would therefore be unsuccessful in alleviating traffic congestion."
Says Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell voted for a toll lane on MoPac.
"If you put the $47 billion in revenue (raised over 10 years by the Buffett rule) into infrastructure you could create 611,000 infrastructure jobs."
"When housing and transportation costs are combined, Atlanta’s cost of living -- typically perceived as relatively low -- ranks as 7th worst out of 51 metros nationally."
The average Atlanta resident "spends an extra $924 each year in additional gasoline and wasted time."
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