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Positions and Views of Frank Lautenberg
on Transportation
Previous Candidate for U.S. Senate, New Jersey
Age: 90
Party: New Jersey Democratic Party
Phone: 973.639.8700
Address: P.O. Box 960
Cliffside Park NJ 07010
 
Frank Lautenberg's positions and views on the issues:
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Transportation Positions and Views
Transportation, a General Statement

Before he ran for public office, Senator Lautenberg ser ved as a commissioner on the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He knows that a well-balanced and efficient transportation system is absolutely vital to maintaining a strong economy in New Jersey.

As a key member of the Senate committee with jurisdiction over the highway program, Senator Lautenberg took an active part in crafting legislation to increase transportation funding. Similarly, as Lead Democrat on the Senate Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, Senator Lautenberg strongly supported sound investment in our nation's infrastructure, and worked hard to secure hundreds of millions of dollars for New Jersey's highways, mass transit systems, airports and ports.

Senator Lautenberg also led the fight to authorize and fund a national Intelligent Transportation Systems program because he believes we are going to need smarter roads and vehicles to move both commuters and commerce efficiently in the next century. These types of initiatives can help reduce traffic and eliminate gridlock.

Besides building new transportation systems, Senator Lautenberg believes we must make our roads, rails and skies safer. Besides cutting into teen drunk driving by encouraging states to make 21 the national drinking age, Senator Lautenberg wrote the law establishing a national .08 blood alcohol standard. Senator Lautenberg also successfully fought attempts to expand the use of dangerous triple trailer trucks and other longer combination vehicles.

Because passenger rail service is a necessity and not a luxury in today's world, Senator Lautenberg is a strong supporter of Amtrak. He has fought to make Amtrak stronger and improve passenger rail service.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Amtrak

Because passenger rail service is a necessity and not a luxury in today's world, Senator Lautenberg is a strong supporter of Amtrak. He has fought to make Amtrak stronger and improve passenger rail service.

Source: lautenberg.senate.gov (05/04/2008)

Federal Infrastructure & Transportation Funding

As a key member of the Senate committee with jurisdiction over the highway program, Senator Lautenberg took an active part in crafting legislation to increase transportation funding. Similarly, as Lead Democrat on the Senate Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, Senator Lautenberg strongly supported sound investment in our nation's infrastructure, and worked hard to secure hundreds of millions of dollars for New Jersey's highways, mass transit systems, airports and ports.

Senator Lautenberg also led the fight to authorize and fund a national Intelligent Transportation Systems program because he believes we are going to need smarter roads and vehicles to move both commuters and commerce efficiently in the next century. These types of initiatives can help reduce traffic and eliminate gridlock.

Source: lautenberg.senate.gov (05/04/2008)

Drunk Driving

Senator Lautenberg believes we must make our roads, rails and skies safer. Besides cutting into teen drunk driving by encouraging states to make 21 the national drinking age, Senator Lautenberg wrote the law establishing a national .08 blood alcohol standard. Senator Lautenberg also successfully fought attempts to expand the use of dangerous triple trailer trucks and other longer combination vehicles.

Source: lautenberg.senate.gov (05/04/2008)

Rail

Because passenger rail service is a necessity and not a luxury in today's world, Senator Lautenberg is a strong supporter of Amtrak. He has fought to make Amtrak stronger and improve passenger rail service.

Source: lautenberg.senate.gov (05/04/2008)

Air

Before he ran for public office, Senator Lautenberg served as a commissioner on the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He knows that a well-balanced and efficient transportation system is absolutely vital to maintaining a strong economy in New Jersey.

Source: lautenberg.senate.gov (05/04/2008)

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Highways
Traffic Congestion
Telecommuting
Highway Safety
Public Transportation
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