Congressman Jim Oberstar today released the following statement on President Obama's national transportation infrastructure plan:
"I am very pleased that the President wants to build on the success of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act with further investment in our national transportation infrastructure. I am also pleased that the President shares the Committee's objectives of restoring our surface and air transportation systems to a state of good repair, increasing energy efficiency, and relieving the road and rail congestion that is crippling our economy. The principles outlined by the President are consistent with those put forward by the Committee in the Blueprint for Investment and Reform and the Surface Transportation Authorization Act.
"I applaud the goals of this initiative and look forward to working with President Obama and Secretary LaHood in further developing this proposal and moving it through Congress."