Congressman Blumenauer joined his Republican colleague Steven LaTourette (R-OH) in addressing the American Public Transportation Association’s legislative conference. Although from different political parties, the two Congressmen agreed about the importance of investing in public transportation and the need to rebuild and renew America.
As gas prices rise, providing American families with transportation choices like transit will help reduce the pain at the pump. Blumenauer urged transit advocates to let members of Congress know about the positive impacts that transportation projects have in their districts. He highlighted successful projects in Oregon that have helped revitalize neighborhoods and create family-wage jobs in Portland and around the state.
Congressman Blumenauer presenting with Steven LaTourette (R-OH) and Bill Millar, President of APTA.