February 16, 2012 - Statement of John Robert Smith, President and CEO of Reconnecting America, on Obama Administration's Proposed FY13 Budget:
"In the Administration's recently released budget for Fiscal Year 2013, which calls for increased investment in our nation's communities and infrastructure, there is good news for all Americans, whether they live in urban or rural areas and whether they travel by automobile, bus or rail. In particular, President Obama continued the Administration's support for alternatives to highway transportation, such as increased funding for transit systems, and new investment into expanding inter-city and high-speed passenger rail. This affords all citizens choices in how they will travel and is at the heart of the work that Reconnecting America does, connecting people to the places that matter," said John Robert Smith, President and CEO of Reconnecting America. "In addition, the Administration's proposed funding for the Sustainable Communities Partnership would allow even more places around the country to benefit from that highly successful initiative. For our country to remain competitive in a global economy, we must provide all Americans with options on where they live, work and play and provide more opportunities for businesses to move their goods. We look forward to working with the President and Congress as the budget process moves forward."
Summary and Analysis of the President’s Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Request - Reconnecting America