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AARP Applauds Vote for Transportation Fixes in Today’s Jobs Bill

For Immediate Release
March 17, 2010

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AARP Media Relations
media@aarp.org

AARP Applauds Vote for Transportation Fixes in Today’s Jobs Bill

AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond today reacted to the extension of surface transportation programs through December 31 included in the Jobs Bill. Following is her statement:

“AARP is pleased that with the extension of transportation programs in the jobs bill Congress has acted to give states the ability to proceed with vital transportation projects that will create jobs and improve mobility and safety. While we would have preferred that a six-year bill be completed by now, we are glad that Congress has agreed on a timetable for the authorization of transportation programs. We look forward to working with Congress on a multi-year bill that will address the challenges of the 21st century, including meeting the needs of an aging population. In particular, we believe the nation’s roads must better promote safety and accommodate all users regardless of mode, and that special needs transportation services must be strengthened. People – young and old, of all incomes and abilities – need safe choices no matter how, when or where they travel.”

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