Foxx: Shining a spotlight on transportation and opportunity

It probably seems obvious to you that transportation connects people to opportunity. If there’s a bus, a road, a sidewalk, a bike lane, a commuter train, or a ferry boat available to them, people can get physical access to jobs and education. Those options need to be safe; they need to be reliable; and they need to be affordable. Ideally, they also need to make mobility easy –a well-maintained sidewalk is great, but we can’t expect folks to walk 10 miles to work each day.One of the things DOT does is work to ensure that Americans indeed have this kind of access. Where it doesn’t exist, we try to help communities make it happen –and make it happen in a way that serves the goals of the community. Where it exists but falls short, we try to help communities improve it.