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Transportation For America: Secretary LaHood Supports Livable Communities


From Art Allen, Communications Assistant

On Monday, Joan wrote about Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's commitment to bicyclists. Well, today, Steve Davis of Transportation for America, a national campaign focused on building a 21st century transportation system (and of which TLC is a member), writes about Secretary LaHood's commitment to livable communities:

“Livable and Sustainable Communities.”

Those four words might not be at the top of the list of what one would expect to hear from the person in charge of how the federal government spends our tax dollars on all forms of transportation — ports, railroads, highways, interstates, sidewalks, bike lanes and more — but that’s exactly what U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood named as a primary goal for DOT while testifying before a Senate Committee yesterday (ahead of T4 America.)

In his remarks, he made it clear that DOT and the Obama administration see the deep connections between where and how we spend transportation dollars and the quality of life for everyday Americans.

The piece goes on to include much of Secretary LaHood's speech, which really hits the proverbial nail on the head. As Joan said, this guy gets it.


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