Statements about Transportation

Says about 25 Texas cities and 39 states have banned texting while driving.

"There is no reason to allocate 60 percent of bridge space to satisfy two percent of all travelers."

Says Mike Dovilla supports a plan "that could allow a foreign corporation to take over the Ohio Turnpike" 

Says he "is the reason we do not pay a toll every time we pass over the bridge at MoPac and William Cannon."

Says "as Co-Chair of the Joint Ways & Means Committee, I secured the key piece of funding for" the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail project bridge."

Says she’s never said "don’t build" Texas 45 Southwest.

"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.

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