It is personal — transportation is a part of our personal lives every day. It makes most of the goods and services we provide and receive on a daily basis possible. It is important to our jobs, our safety, our businesses and our quality of life. Transportation touches everyone.
There is still a long way to go before any decisions would be made on the $1 billion. While high-speed rail may sound attractive, we have more pressing and more direct funding problems in transportation to deal with. Taxpayers are asking us to be responsible with their funds; this proposal may not be the road to prosperity that the governor had in mind.
Saturday, April 09, 2011
Stouffer: Excluding highways is not the solution to transportation problem
In his weekly report, Sen. Bill Stouffer, R-Napton, takes issue with Gov. Jay Nixon's emphasis on pursuing federal money for a high speed rail project: