Editors’ Blog

LaHood chimes in on transportation infrastructure need

By |  December 2, 2013

Ray LaHood, former transportation secretary, said on an MSNBC radio show that the federal government is “too afraid” to invest in new infrastructure, according to The Hill.

“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.

“People in Washington are afraid to make these kinds of investments,” he added.

LaHood made his comments one day after a train derailment resulted in four deaths and more than 60 injuries in the Bronx, N.Y.

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