Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Joined U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx at the Final Stop of the Invest in America, Commit to the Future Bus Tour
Congresswoman Johnson spoke on the many benefits that Texas has received from transportation stimulus spending
Pictured with (l to r) Garland Mayor, Douglas Athas, John Barton, and Secretary Anthony Foxx
Dallas, TX – (Friday, April 18, 2014) – Today, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson joined U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx at the site of the proposed I-635 LBJ Freeway East on the last stop of the Invest in America, Commit to the Future bus tour.
This week, Secretary Foxx has been traveling across the country highlighting transportation projects that have the potential to bring thousands of jobs by improving America’s transportation infrastructure.
He visited the great state of Texas to highlight the proposed 11-mile I-635 LBJ Freeway East project that has stalled due to a lack of funding. "The Administration wants to work with Members, such as Congresswoman Johnson, to meet the transportation and infrastructure needs of Texas and other states throughout our country," Secretary Foxx said. “The impact of this highway project will lead to jobs for our citizens.”
“It is fitting that the Secretary has chosen Dallas as the capstone of his nationwide trip this week promoting our nation’s infrastructure,” Congresswoman Johnson said. “The Dallas area is a major gateway to this country due to its central location. Location is not the only reason our area has become such a critical crossroads for the Texas. Dallas leaders have demonstrated a firm commitment to invest in our infrastructure networks, ensuring that goods and people can travel in and around our city safely.”
The event was also attended by Congressman Marc Veasey, Texas Transportation Commissioner Jeff Austin III, Garland Mayor Douglas Athas, and Texas DOT Deputy Executive Director John Barton.
U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson is the ranking member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology and the highest-ranking Texan on the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure. She represents the 30th Congressional District of Texas, which includes Downtown Dallas, Fair Park, Kessler Park, Old East Dallas, Pleasant Grove, South Dallas & South Oak Cliff; all of Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville, Hutchins, Lancaster & Wilmer and parts of Ferris, Glenn Heights, South Grand Prairie, Oak Lawn, Ovilla, Uptown/Victory Park and West Dallas.