Whether you live in a city or a small town, and whether you drive a car, take the bus or ride a train, at some point in the day, everyone is a pedestrian.
I think public service is a calling and you do it as long as the things that brought you into the office can continue getting you up in the morning and as long as there's still work to get done.
The reality about transportation is that it's future-oriented. If we're planning for what we have, we're behind the curve.
I support same-sex marriage.
Find a place where you add value to a community.
Everywhere I go, I see incredible examples of communities that have a vision for transportation and how it will impact the quality of life, mobility, economics and opportunity.
The key word for transportation in the 21st is 'choice.'
Not every innovation in transportation is going to come from government or even a large enterprise. There are smart people out there with tools and skills to come up with great ideas.
Less revenue, more people, more freight, more gridlock - that is not a formula for success.
As we look at a future where we're going to have to double our freight capacity, how do you create a freight system that's integrated across the country when you have 50 different freight systems that are built one state at a time?
Even one heatstroke death is one too many because every death caused by leaving a child unattended in a hot car is 100 percent avoidable.
There is no such thing as a Democratic or Republican road, bridge, port, airfield or rail system.
Bridges and roads take years to build, but too often, states and communities haven't known if funding will be there for them more than a few months at a time.
We know no one is perfect, but what we cannot tolerate, what we will never accept, is a person or company that knows dangers exists and says nothing - literally, silence can kill.
The tragic thing is that we're letting our transportation system crumble at the exact moment we need to build it up.
The I-495 bridge over the Christina River in Wilmington, Delaware, is tilting.
I was born to a single mom and raised by her and my grandparents.
If we're going to have an unconventional budget, we probably need an unconventional process to get there.
I aspire to be useful.
People are sitting in traffic longer, and the types of solutions that are needed to relieve that congestion are ones that are paid for by the Highway Trust Fund.
The rapid increase in the production and transportation of crude oil requires additional vigilance for the continued safe movement of this commodity.
No one respects the First Amendment more than I do. People have a right to express their concerns and their hopes and dreams to their government.
I've seen Congress do some remarkable things within a short period of time.
I know well the opportunities and the challenges of maintaining and improving infrastructure and providing good transportation choices.