Congressman Clyburn and I-95 COG Directors Meet to Discuss Infrastructure Needs

Dec 2, 2008 Issues: Economy and Jobs

(Florence, SC) -- Sixth District Congressman and House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn met with the Directors of the Councils of Governments representing the counties along the I-95 corridor today to discuss infrastructure needs in the region. 

Congressman Clyburn called the meeting as part of his effort to address conditions along I-95, which has been dubbed the "Corridor of Shame."

"There will be opportunities to work with the incoming Obama Administration to focus attention and     federal resources on this corridor that bisects my Congressional district," Congressman Clyburn said.  "I plan to use all of the resources available to me to turn the Corridor of Shame into an Oasis of Opportunity."

Congressman Clyburn believes an infrastructure package being considered by the Congress to stimulate the economy is a prime vehicle to build a foundation for a vibrant I-95 corridor. He supports using the infrastructure money for projects like roads and bridges, water and sewer, historic preservation and school improvements.

"I believe the COGs have insights regarding the needs of their communities, and can be helpful in identifying projects that could immediately put federal investments to work on projects that will put people to work and provide for the common good," Congressman Clyburn said.  "The I-95 corridor has the potential to be a great success, and I am committed to doing everything I can to make it so."


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