Mayor Hodges Urges Federal and State Government to Pass Transportation Bill
May 13, 2015 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) Today Mayor Betsy Hodges stood with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, and Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, a Republican, at the U.S. Capitol with a bipartisan group of mayors from across the country to urge Congress to pass a long-term renewal of the federal transportation bill with increased funding. The Mayor also delivered a similar message to the legislators battling over the budget in Minnesota.
“We here in Minnesota experienced firsthand the tragedy that can result when our infrastructure fails us,” said Mayor Hodges. “New and dedicated transportation funding to cities and increased investment in transit isn’t just critical for long-term economic growth, it’s critical for safety. I urge those who are negotiating in St. Paul to think long and hard about the consequences that we might face if we do not pass a strongly funded transportation bill.”
Mayors de Blasio and Cornett penned an op-ed in the New York Times today that highlights Mayor Hodges as a leader of the coalition pressing Congress to increase transportation funding. Read the op-ed here.
Published May 13, 2015