Contact: Antionetta Kelley FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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July 9, 2009
***McCrea would get Boston’s Fair Share of Federal Stimulus Dollars***
Yesterday, The New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/09/us/09projects.html?_r=1&hp) reported on metropolitan areas in the United States that are not getting their fair share of Federal Transportation Stimulus Money.
BOSTON IS DEAD LAST IN THE COUNTRY OF THE 20 LARGEST METROPOLITAN AREAS!!
(see graph at: http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2009/07/09/us/09projects.graphic.html)
Kevin McCrea says “This is a huge failure of the Menino Administration. When our roads and bridges are in urgent need of repair and we have thousands of construction workers out of work it is unbelievable that we are only getting a third to a quarter of the money of comparable cities such as Philadelphia, Atlanta and Washington.”
According to the study, Boston is only getting one quarter of the money that we should be receiving according to the percentage of Boston’s contribution to GDP. We are responsible for 2 percent of the GDP in the United States but we are receiving only half a percent of the aid.
McCrea reasons that Menino is not doing a good enough job of lobbying our local Congressmen. He says, “If I was Mayor I would be burning up the phones to make sure we received our fair share. I would even travel to Washington to lobby for those dollars if it meant bringing in millions for our transportation infrastructure.”
Kevin McCrea’s full platform can be viewed at his website www.kevinmccrea.com. Kevin McCrea’s campaign director, Antionetta Kelly, can be reached either through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at (617)267-2453.