STATEMENT OF THE HONORABLE RAY LAHOOD
SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION
BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS
U.S. SENATE HEARING ON CLEAN ENERGY JOBS AND AMERICAN POWER ACT OF 2009
OCTOBER 27, 2009
DOT, HUD, and EPA are working together to support the building of more livable neighborhoods with “complete” streets that increase safety and mobility for all users by giving Americans –whether they live in urban, suburban or rural communities--the choice of walking, biking, or riding transit instead of driving motor vehicles. If the presence of these alternatives promotes less driving, then that will reduce road congestion, reduce pollutants and greenhouse gases, and use land more efficiently.
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