Transportation for America applauds changes to Senate surface transportation bill, urges support for Tuesday voteMarch 5, 2012
By Stephen Lee Davis
Transportation for America Director James Corless today issued the following statement in response to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s unveiling of the latest draft of the Senate’s surface transportation authorization, MAP-21, and the majority leader’s call for a cloture vote on Tuesday, March 6:
“With the revisions Majority Leader Reid has negotiated with the committee chairs and ranking members, the Senate has taken significant steps to strengthen their transportation authorization bill and has earned the support of our coalition.
We urge all Senators to advance this legislation and support Tuesday’s cloture vote, so that it can move forward to final passage. While our coalition will continue to work to seek further improvements to the bill in several important areas, the Senators who developed this bipartisan legislation deserve enormous credit for incorporating changes that will help to ensure that the federal program improves mobility and travel options for Americans rich and poor, urban and rural, while preserving our existing infrastructure. It is encouraging to see that the Senate is able to continue to do the people’s business and move forward on a bill that is so critical to our economic health and future well-being.”