IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 16, 2001

Mayors, Sen. Harry Reid Seek Infrastructure Investment In Stimulus Package
Press Conference -- Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at 1:30 p.m.

Washington, DC -- U.S, Senator Harry Reid (NV) will be joined by Mayors from across the country on Wednesday, October 17 at 1:30 p.m. to call for strategic infrastructure investment as part of the stimulus package Congress will soon consider.

    WHAT:
    Press conference on need to include infrastructure investment in stimulus package

    WHEN:
    Wednesday, October 17, 2001 - 1:30 p.m.

    WHERE:
    The Senate Swamp

    WHO:
    U.S. Senator Harry Reid (NV)
    Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell
    Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson
    Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman
    Gary Mayor Scott King

Following the recent terrorist attacks on America, Senator Reid has made it a priority to back smart investments in critical transportation sectors, from transit and rail improvements to bridge and highway projects as part of an economic stimulus package that is now taking shape in Congress. The U.S. Conference of Mayors supports Sen. Reid's plan for a multi-billion dollar commitment to stimulate the economy through increased strategic investment in transportation and other infrastructure projects.

Included in Reid's package is $5 billion for investment in highways and bridges, $5 billion for investment in transit systems, and $16.2 billion in investment in the nation's rail systems, including enactment of the "High Speed Rail Investment Act." Conference President and New Orleans Mayor Marc Morial sent a letter to every member of Congress expressing support for Sen. Reid's package.

Contact:
Andy Solomon (202) 861-6766
Lina Garcia (202) 861-6719

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