In a new message on his website, Congressman LaTourette (R-OH) expressed regret at the uproar caused by his questions to the Undersecretary of Tranportation about the USDOT policy statement during a recent Congressional hearing. LaTourette’s comments at the hearing provoked a strong response from advocates. And you let the Congressman know about it.
In his message, the Congressman reaffirmed his commitment to bicycling infrastructure. He ended with this:
I regret the online story caused so much anxiety and that it made some of you question me. Nothing has changed my ardent support of bike trails, bike lanes and the right of cyclists to share the road. This has been a lesson on the power of the Internet, and it sure has given me a new respect for the fierce advocacy from the cycling community. I hope this will clear up any misunderstandings, and please know I will continue to be a strong advocate on your behalf. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
We thank the Congressman for this message and congratulate the advocates who voiced their concern to the Congressman.
League Policy Director
Flusche joined the League in April 2009 and has a B.A. in history from Syracuse University and a Masters of Public Administration with a concentration in public policy analysis from New York University.