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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 9, 2005
Contact: Brian C. Keeter
(202) 366-0660
FHWA 06-05

Statement From Federal Highway Administrator Mary E. Peters Regarding Texas Transportation Institute Report On Traffic Congestion

"Today's congestion report, released by the Texas Transportation Institute, offers more proof that surface transportation reauthorization is long overdue. The Bush Administration's proposal invests a record $284 billion in road and transit projects and will invest more over six years to build new roads and transit systems than ever before. It directs every available resource to highway, transit and safety programs without raising the gas tax or increasing the deficit. The President's plan also gives states a menu of innovative options to tackle gridlock and helps drivers get where they want to go safely and on time. These options must be preserved in order to begin reducing congestion."

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