Southern California Transportation and Business Leaders Fight for Mobility and Jobs in Washington, D.C.
Feb. 15, 2011 With a unified voice, Mobility 21 will fight to protect federal funding for transportation IRVINE, Calif. – During an advocacy trip to Washington, D.C. this week, Southern California’s leading transportation stakeholders from public and private sectors will join together to fight for transportation funding amidst the latest round of budget cuts. Mobility 21 members will meet with Sen. Barbara Boxer and Reps. Ken Calvert, Peter DeFazio, John Duncan, Gary Miller and others to emphasize the importance of infrastructure investment to create much-needed jobs now to jump-start the economy. Trip participants will be armed with suggestions to maximize existing dollars, expedite project delivery and maintain the United States’ global competitiveness, all without major impacts to the federal budget’s bottom line. “Transportation investment is the antidote to our nation’s economic recovery,” said Will Kempton, Orange County Transportation Authority CEO and Mobility 21 Chairman. “Southern California, [...]