U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Statement:
"Today's passage of the Senate transportation bill shows what Congress is capable of when they work together in a bipartisan manner. Thanks to the leadership of Senators Boxer and Inhofe, working with their colleagues from the Banking, Commerce and Finance Committees, states are one step closer to putting Americans to work rebuilding our roads, bridges, transit systems and railways. Like President Obama's transportation proposal, this bill would relieve congestion on our roads, expand our transit and rails systems, and provide Americans with safe, affordable ways to reach their destinations when gas prices are high. I hope that the House will follow their lead in passing a bipartisan transportation bill."