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U.S. Government Is Too Scared to Invest in New Transit, Says Former Secretary

Excerpt from The Hill

Dec 02, 2013 9:40 am

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The comments come one day after a fatal train crash in New York City, an event that will hopefully serve as a catalyst to improve outdated infrastructure models.

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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood speaks at the White House in Washington February 22, 2013. Larry Downing / Reuters


Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Monday said Washington is “too afraid” to invest in new infrastructure.

“It’s going to be up to Congress, it’s going to be up to the administration, and the people to decide that they are sick and tired of driving on crumbling roads, bad and dangerous bridges, and riding on 50-year-old transit systems,” LaHood said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

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