Jim Oberstar comments on what is needed to improve the nation's transportation infrastructure.
Priorities? While 50 percent of vehicle miles traveled are in our urban centers, only 15 percent of our highways are there. So you have to reduce congestion by making the necessary investments in transit, which would include fixed guideway systems, street cars, light rail, commuter rail, circulators and buses. And you need rural-to-urban truck route investments to improve the movement of freight to market. You can order all you want from Amazon.com, but you need a truck to bring it to you.
October 30, 2012
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