Former DOT head: Investment critical to ease congestionThe Honorable Ray LaHood
(original source Houston Chronicle)
“Sometimes it’s easy to tell why you’re stuck in traffic. When it’s two slow-pokes driving side-by-side, or police cleaning up an accident scene because some joker jerked his way into the exit lane, you can shake your fist and move on.
On a larger level, however, the reason you’re stuck in traffic can’t be seen. It’s in City Hall, or Austin, or even Washington D.C. Right now, movement on transportation issues is not encouraging in any of these places, particularly on the federal level.”
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