Americans for Transportation Mobility Urges Congress to "Make Transportation Job #1"
The current extension of the surface transportation authorization bill is set to expire March 31, 2012. The US Chamber of Commerce’s Americans for Transportation Mobility Coalition has written a letter to Congress, signed by more than 600 entities to date, urging passage of a bill soon.
will be delivered to Capitol Hill when the House and Senate both reconvene. It calls on Congress to “Make Transportation Job #1” and pass a public transit, safety, and highway bill as soon as possible. ATM’s goal is to collect the largest and broadest possible list of organizations to show Congress the broad-based support for bipartisan
action on authorization.
APTA urges its members to sign the letter by clicking here
. The deadline is COB Tuesday. Jan 24.
IN THE MEDIA
Americans are independent and adventurous types. A recent op-ed by former Atlanta Mayor Sam Massell takes a look at one of our "hidden freedoms" -- that of travel. When he spoke in support of creating MARTA while mayor, he said that transportation is not about the money spent on a project, but is instead about mobility.
A punk rock video by It's Casual directs its anger at Los Angeles' freeways and extols the benefits of other ways to travel, eventually shouting "The Red Line" repeatedly while in a subway train.
His nickname is "Fast." That's what a brand new father calls his son -- who was born on a PATH train on Monday.