Around the State
Special to The Dallas Examiner | 9/7/2015, 9:04 a.m.
Since her election to Congress in 1992, Johnson has been widely recognized in Washington as a skillful and effective legislator. She is the senior Texan on the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee and has fought hard to ensure that North Texas’ transportation system is responsive to all residents. She has championed the development of an efficient and integrated transportation [multimodal, intermodal, pedestrian and bicycle] system that is critical in maintaining the region’s quality of life and economic vitality.
“Congresswoman Johnson has done more to promote quality transportation and infrastructure than anyone else in North Texas … The work of Congresswoman Johnson has improved the lives of all people who reside in North Texas. Our quality of life exists because of her efforts,” stated Michael Morris, the director of Transportation for the North Central Texas Council of Governments, during the presentation.
The DFW Metropolitan area is the largest regional economy in Texas, representing roughly 25 percent of the state’s economy. By the year 2025, the region is expected to attract nearly three million new residents and over two million new jobs. Johnson emphasized that securing adequate transportation funding to ensure the North Texas region will be able to sustain its economic growth will remain a top priority.