Statements about Transportation

Says Sen. Thad Cochran "voted to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on ... the Bridge to Nowhere in Alaska instead of shifting the money to repair a bridge damaged by Hurricane Katrina."

Long-term federal investment in U.S. airports is urgent because "there was a recent survey of the top airports … in the world, and there was not a single U.S. airport that came in the top 25."

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

"You see a whole bunch of Korean cars here in the United States, and you don't see any American cars in Korea."

"Under Barack Obama the last two years, the number of federal limousines for bureaucrats has increased 73 percent."

"Ultimately, after an exhaustive investigation," the National Transportation Safety Board concluded that a Minneapolis bridge collapsed in 2007 "because of an original design flaw dating back to the 1960s."

"If you shut down Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, it's estimated you'd have to add seven new lanes to I-95 to accommodate the increased traffic."

The radiation coming from the new TSA body scanners is "equivalent to about three minutes' worth of air travel by anybody, say, at 30,000 feet."

The Bush administration had been "giving (auto companies) billions of dollars and just asking nothing in return."

Obama's dog has his "own plane"

"In the case of General Motors, the (Bush) administration wrote a check without asking for any conditions of change."

Says a Bureau of Labor Statistics report attributed a sharp increase in work-related fatalities to "increasing numbers of employees and drivers could not read or understand warning signs in English."

GM has "repaid our government loan, in full, with interest, five years ahead of the original schedule."

"Obama did not open new lands to offshore drilling – all of these areas were already open for drilling once Congress and President Bush lifted the moratorium in 2008. Instead, President Obama yesterday announced what areas he would CLOSE to offshore drilling."

"More people are driving under the influence of drugs than are driving under the influence of alcohol. A recent roadside survey showed that 16 percent of the people tested, tested positive for illicit or licit drugs. That's significantly higher than alcohol."

"One state even spent a million bucks to put up signs that advertise that they were spending on the federal stimulus projects."

About 750,000 people die in China each year from auto emissions.

The Obama administration has spent millions of taxpayer dollars for roadside signs to tout the economic stimulus.

Under the "Cash for Clunkers" program, "all we've got to do is ... go to a local junkyard, all you've got to do is tow it to your house. And you're going to get $4,500."

"When one person sneezes, it goes all the way through the aircraft."

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