"Since our Nation’s founding, transportation has transformed our country … If we want to keep our economy strong and maintain our high quality of life, we must keep our transportation systems vital and viable … First and foremost, we must make travel safer … That means we must build safety considerations into every transportation decision. Second, we must boost the entire network's performance by improving predictability and reliability. And, finally, we must find 21st century solutions to 21st century mobility challenges."
Mary E. Peters
U.S. Transportation Secretary