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June 1, 2010
Whenever he can, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood speaks about the need for a "comprehensive transportation system." In his view it would include more than roadways, airways, and railways but also walking paths, bike lanes and public transportation that's accessible to affordable housing. Last week he visited AARP offices in Washington, DC, to speak about progress and plans on all fronts, specifically addressing transportation initiatives to create livable communities for families and people of all ages.
"What we're promoting is that you don't have to be in your car all the time," LaHood said. "I know that a lot of older Americans want to live in rural communities but also want transportation to the city to go to the doctor, the hospital, the grocery store, the drug store, the department store--whatever. We put emphasis on making sure that people that live in the rural communities who can't drive or don't want to drive can have access to transportation, too."
Listen to excerpts from Secretary LaHood's interview with Prime Time Radio's Mike Cuthbert here, or go to "Middle of the Road" to hear the full program.
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood
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