Original: “Our nation’s schools are the basis for an economic resource that helps ensure that we are a country with educated citizens, full employment, and the ability to be fully competitive in the international marketplace.”
-- Dept. of Education PAR, fiscal 2007
Revised: “Schools help ensure that our nation has an educated, internationally competitive workforce.”
Enhance public health and safety by working toward the elimination of transportation-related deaths and injuries.
Reduce congestion and other impediments to using the Nation’s transportation system.
Facilitate an international transportation system that promotes economic growth and development.
Promote transportation solutions that enhance communities and protect the natural and built environment.
Balance transportation security requirements with the safety, mobility, and economic needs of the nation and be prepared to respond to emergencies that affect the viability of the transportation sector.