State of the Union: What It Means for Transportation in Los Angeles County
2011-02-01 · By Los Angeles Supervisor Don Knabe
This week I had the pleasure of joining officials from Metro on a trip to Washington, DC to meet with members of Congress, the Senate, FTA, USDOT, and other transportation authorities to help advocate for new Metro projects in the Los Angeles County region. While on the trip, I had the incredible opportunity to attend President Obama’s State of the Union speech. In it, the President called for increased investment in infrastructure throughout the Country.
President Obama is committed to redoubling efforts to fund important infrastructure transportation projects and rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure. In fact we have our own aggressive plan to accelerate our most important projects through our 30/10 Initiative which has us moving projects to completion in this decade.
Metro remains committed to working with both Congress and the Obama administration in the months ahead as Los Angeles County stands poised to deliver vital transportation improvement projects to this region. We couldn’t agree more that projects selected for funding be projects that are best for the economy and job creation.
The voters of Los Angeles County have voted three times in the last three decades to tax themselves in order to improve mobility in the region. Working together, we can embark upon an aggressive transportation infrastructure improvement program to meet those goals.
View some photos of my trip to Washington, DC to advocate for transportation projects in the Los Angeles region.