FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today visited the I-95 Express Lanes in Fort Lauderdale, a project that reflects how transportation can help create the type of economic opportunities President Obama discussed in his State of the Union address this week. The $112 million project used $105 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds from the Department of Transportation. Secretary Foxx was joined by U.S. Representatives Alcee Hastings, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and Lois Frankel, along with state and local officials.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today toured the floor of the Proterra, Inc. manufacturing facility in Greenville, South Carolina, where over 120 workers were recently hired to assemble a new generation of battery-powered, fast-charging transit buses that will soon deliver a clean, quiet ride to cities and towns across America. Secretary LaHood’s visit follows President Obama’s State of the Union Address, in which he stressed the importance of targeted investments to foster the American ingenuity, innovation, and the entrepreneurial spirit that will make our nation more competitive globally and strengthen our economy here at home. Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff and Proterra, Inc. CEO Jeff Granato joined Secretary LaHood for the facility tour.