"In his 2014 State of the Union Address, President Obama laid out a bold vision for increasing opportunity for all Americans. The road to better opportunities can take many forms -- a bridge that helps parents get home faster, a transit system that connects a community to new jobs, or a port that helps businesses sell to more markets -- and we at the Department of Transportation look forward to doing our part to help connect all Americans to the 21st century economy.
"I will be working throughout the year from the federal to the local level to build more infrastructure while growing jobs now and making more jobs possible with first-rate transportation networks. We will also build ladders of opportunity, connecting every American to the global economy. I was especially glad to hear the President call on Congress to finish a much-needed transportation bill this summer, and the proposal to fund that bill through corporate tax reform can and should be done on a bipartisan basis.
"As his speech tonight shows, President Obama is committed to growing the economy, strengthening the middle class and empowering all those hoping to join it. The Department of Transportation is standing with him, and I am committed to building new opportunities for people to access good jobs, schools and healthcare. Transportation can move us forward, leading to a more prosperous and just America for all its citizens."