WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Chair of The U.S. Conference of Mayors Transportation Committee issued the following statement on President Obama's Surface Transportation Renewal Plan:
"The nation's mayors thank President Obama and Secretary Foxx for their surface transportation plan released today. It sets forth a strong and bold vision for renewal of the MAP-21 law. Growing investment in the nation's highways and streets, bridges, rail and transit systems, as the Administration's plan envisions, will strengthen our nation's cities and metropolitan areas through needed improvements to our transportation systems and networks. These additional commitments will expand transportation options, enhance the quality of life, and stimulate new jobs and economic development for our people and businesses. These resources are especially welcome and necessary as mayors and other local leaders work to absorb another 85 million Americans in our metropolitan areas over the next 30 years. We know that to be successful, we must expand investment in our local transportation infrastructures and services."
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