Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sec. LaHood: “You have a full partner at the US DOT”

could we have him call ALDOT?

Ray LaHood, President Obama’s Transportation Secretary kicked off the opening plenary at the National Bike Summit this morning.

LaHood, sporting the ubiquitous bike pin, made it clear that he symbolizes a new era of cooperation between the U.S. Department of Transportation and bike and active transportation advocates around the country. As I reported last night, LaHood is focused on the idea of “livable communities”.

At the outset of his remarks, he said, “I want all of you to know you have a full partner at the US DOT in working toward livable communities”. A key theme of LaHood’s remarks was that he and President Obama will work hard help make communities nicer places to walk and bike. LaHood said that he and Obama, “Will work toward an America where bikes are recognized to coexist with other modes and to safely share our roads and bridges.” more here


clintpatty said...

Yay. Not as good of news as the investment and planned lots more investment I heard about for wind power at least in the west and midwest. But close.

Bello Velo said...

It is definitely a different tone I am hearing from them.

I hope it happens on all accounts.