A few months ago, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) invited the public to tell the new President and Congress what they should do to improve the nation's transportation system. More than 1,000 people responded, posting comments and videos on www.IToldThePresident.org. Many of these comments supported expanding transit and providing safer routes for bicyclists. Perhaps the most compelling were from those who wanted to see a new vision for the country's transportation future and a recognition at all levels that transportation is a fundamental government responsibility.
AASHTO has developed a short summary of these comments and this week will present them to every Member of Congress and to the new U.S. Transportation Secretary, Ray LaHood. You Told Us...What the New President and Congress Should Know about Transportation is available at www.IToldThePresident.org, along with all the comments.