Obama Supports Houston Transit
Friday, September 09, 2011 12:35 PM
In President Obama's speech yesterday on his proposed American Jobs Act, Houston got a mention.
About seven minutes into his speech, Obama said, "Building a world-class transportation system is part of what made us an economic super power....There are private construction companies all across America just waiting to get to work. There's a bridge that needs repair between Ohio and Kentucky. It's on one of the busiest trucking routes in North America. A public transit project in Houston that will help clear up one of the worst areas of transit in the country."
We believe Obama was referring to our light-rail projects in Houston.
"Obviously, we are very pleased to hear the President talk about public transit projects. 370,000 times a day people rely on various METRO services, and the need for public transportation will be crucial as our region continues to grow," said Jerome Gray, METRO vice president and senior press officer.
Watch the video here.