Top 101 Transportation Quotes

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“Both Boeing and Ford are absolutely committed to safe and efficient transportation.”

― Alan Mulally

“The rapid increase in the production and transportation of crude oil requires additional vigilance for the continued safe movement of this commodity.”

― Anthony Foxx

“The key word for transportation in the 21st is ‘choice.’”

― Anthony Foxx

“The tragic thing is that we’re letting our transportation system crumble at the exact moment we need to build it up.”

― Anthony Foxx

“The gas tax has been the backbone of the transportation system since the inception of the Interstate highway system in the 1950s.”

― Anthony Foxx

“With the dramatic increase in ease of transportation and the incredible decrease in the amount of time required to travel between far-flung areas of the United States, representatives began spending more and more time in Washington and less and less time in their home districts.”

― Ben Shapiro

“For every $1 billion we invest in public transportation, we create 30,000 jobs, save thousands of dollars a year for each commuter, and dramatically cut greenhouse gas emissions.”

― Bernie Sanders

“We must work towards solutions that make housing, transportation, the workforce, and higher education more equitable.”

― Beto O’Rourke

“Three-wheelers are a vital means of transportation and a source of livelihood for millions of people every day.”

― Bhavish Aggarwal

“Millions of Indians undertake their daily commute in our cities using their own vehicles, cabs, or other modes of personal transportation. With Shuttle, we intend to create a comfortable and reliable commute experience for them at the tap of a button on their smartphones.”

― Bhavish Aggarwal

“We believe that electric vehicles can transform transportation completely in India by enabling lower cost of operation and ownership.”

― Bhavish Aggarwal

“After a plane or train crash, the National Transportation Safety Board dispatches its experts within two hours. The investigators in their familiar jackets take charge of the scene, secure evidence, follow leads.”

― Bill Dedman

“The Nondiscriminatory Transportation Screening Act provides a commonsense approach for the TSA to update its policies on permissible verifying documents.”

― Bill Flores

“In Copenhagen, there’s a long-term commitment to creating a well-functioning pedestrian city where all forms of movement – pedestrian, bicycles, cars, public transportation – are accommodated with equal priority.”

― Bjarke Ingels

“Electric cars are going to be very important for urban transportation.”

― Carlos Ghosn

“Salmon recovery in the Northwest is a complex issue and requires a comprehensive regionwide effort. Dam removal is not the answer. It would have a devastating impact on our region’s energy and transportation infrastructure and may do little to even help salmon listed as threatened or endangered.”

― Cathy McMorris Rodgers

“Public transportation is like a magnifying glass that shows you civilization up close.”

― Chris Gethard

“I don’t know anyone who’s ever taken a bus. It’s a mysterious form of transportation.”

― Christopher Guest

“I began to get calls from constituents, ‘Do you think you can ever get on transportation?’ So when there was a vacancy created, I worked very hard to get there.”

― Chuck Fleischmann

“As the graying of the country continues its march forward, many retirees are now relocating to dense urban centers for the cultural and social opportunities, access to public transportation, and the ability to shop nearby for food and household needs without depending unduly on others.”

― Chuck Norris

“Transportation funding is a win-win for everyone involved.”

― Corrine Brown

“We must invest in our nation’s transportation infrastructure.”

― Dan Lipinski

“We need a first-class transportation system.”

― Dan Lipinski

“All tax incentives do is make it cheaper to borrow for transportation projects. But you still have to pay that money back.”

― Dan Lipinski

“For most of my time in Tallahassee, I did a lot of transportation.”

― Dan Webster

“When the Transportation Security Administration adopted body scanners at airports, activists wrote the Fourth Amendment on their underwear in metallic paint readable by the new devices.”

― Dana Priest

“Rail in Europe is incredibly important as far as a transportation medium.”

― Dara Khosrowshahi

“Mexico is trapped by a dense network of rent-seekers and monopolies in sectors that are crucial for economic growth, including telecommunications, energy, transportation, and financial services.”

― Denise Dresser

“Connected vehicle technologies are revolutionizing and democratizing transportation for safer, smarter, more responsible, and more accessible driving.”

― Dinesh Paliwal

“I am accordingly ready; I have pressed as many Cabinet papers into trunks as to fill one carriage; our private property must be sacrificed, as it is impossible to procure wagons for its transportation.”

― Dolley Madison

“Number one I think we should impose a fee or a tax on the transportation of trash per mile.”

― Ed Rendell

“We should not be waiting until trains derail, bridges collapse and people die to adequately fund our transportation infrastructure.”

― Elizabeth Esty

“I’ve been vegan for 15 years, and it turns out it makes a very big impact on the environment to eat fewer animal products, which cause more greenhouse gases than all of transportation combined.”

― Emily Deschanel

“My bike is my main form of transportation, so I’ve got a red clip-on taillight.”

― Erika Christensen

“Industry has to find a way. together with the governments, to find new modes, new modalities for transportation.”

― Fatih Birol

“My innovation involved taking an idea from the telecommunications and banking industries, and applying that idea to transportation business.”

― Frederick W. Smith

“Beginning in 1973 and then acts in ’77, ’78, 1980, 1994 and then into the 21st century in the international arena, governments have steadily gotten out of the transportation business.”

― Frederick W. Smith

“These roads do not serve transportation alone, they also bind our Fatherland.”

― Fritz Todt

“I think the internal combustion engine will disappear from the streets of our cities in the next thirty years because transportation will be mass transportation, or probably electrical power.”

― Gaylord Nelson

“When we talk about a city’s cost of living, we don’t mean food, transportation, or clothing, which cost about the same everywhere. We mean housing.”

― Glenn Kelman

“Americans get it. They’re ready for some opportunities to have greener communities, to have cleaner communities, and to have transportation options that perhaps they haven’t had in the past.”

― Greg Abbott

“Early investors in Uber and Airbnb, though they remain private companies, have valued them at stratospheric multiples based largely on the notion that Uber will transform and dominate local transportation and Airbnb will revolutionize the hotel industry.”

― James B. Stewart

“Chicago kept industry, attracted new business, became the center for convention trade and transportation.”

― Jane Byrne

“In my state, I created a Clean Energy Fund and invested in electrifying our transportation system – from vehicles and buses to transit and even ferries.”

― Jay Inslee

“The United States transportation system is the envy of the world.”

― Jerry Costello

“Any businessman will tell you that transportation is fundamental to success.”

― John Hickenlooper

“In terms of all kinds of things, in terms of educational reform, in terms of health care, transportation, Colorado has a chance to be a national model.”

― John Hickenlooper

“TSA serves as the operator, administrator and regulator for the nation’s transportation security. But in fact, the TSA bureaucracy does all it can to thwart any conversion to a system with more private-sector operations and strong federal oversight and standards. This agency cannot, and should not, do it all.”

― John Mica

“My main form of transportation at that time was a bicycle, because bicycles could move though the crowd.”

― John Pomfret

“Cities, too, are embracing digitization. Barcelona has installed in-ground parking sensors and launched connected public transportation as part of its Smart City strategy.”

― John T. Chambers

“The solution to transportation inefficiencies lies at the intersection of collaborative consumption and the social graph: Shifting transportation from ownership to access.”

― John Zimmer

“Transportation is going to transition from ownership to transportation as a service. What is the best model to address the largest part of that market? We believe it’s peer-to-peer.”

― John Zimmer

“Lyft is the fastest-growing on-demand transportation service in the United States. It’s as easy as opening the Lyft app, clicking a button, and a driver arrives within minutes.”

― John Zimmer

“I’ve got two bikes that get me everywhere I need to go. And public transportation.”

― Julia Butterfly Hill

“We need all the transportation options that we can get in Virginia – especially options where the private sector carries all the risk and all the cost.”

― Ken Cuccinelli

“We’re planting trees to break up the concrete jungle. We’re building public transportation and affordable housing.”

― Kevin de Leon

“We are not opposed to public transportation. We are opposed to wasteful boondoggles.”

― Larry Hogan

“I’ve made it very clear that building, maintaining, and fixing Maryland’s roads and bridges is our top transportation priority, and it is a top priority of our administration.”

― Larry Hogan

“We do not have the transportation infrastructure that all you in the lower 48 have. We don’t have energy grids that tie us in.”

― Lisa Murkowski

“I’ve been working to make sure that we’ve got adequate transportation. I’ve been working to make sure that we can afford energy within our villages and in our communities.”

― Lisa Murkowski

“Statutory authority to improve fuel economy has existed for 35 years at the Transportation Department, and it still exists today.”

― Lisa Murkowski

“When people want transportation, they want it now.”

― Logan Green

“I’ve always been fascinated with how transportation systems work and how cities are designed.”

― Logan Green

“With Lyft Line, we are matching two or more passengers who are heading the same way. That’s how we’re going deeper and are able to provide transportation for different kinds of trips.”

― Logan Green

“When you are talking about transportation, people aren’t making their plans while in front of a computer.”

― Logan Green

“On February 7, 2.2 million Haitians went to the polls and exercised their constitutional right to select a leader. They went by foot, by tap tap and other forms of transportation, traveling hours and standing in line for almost a day to get to their polling places.”

― Mark Foley

“Especially today, given the tight fiscal situation that many States and localities face, the use of transportation facilities that pay for themselves without additional Federal funding is essential.”

― Michael C. Burgess

“One of the things we have to understand is that federal transportation dollars require a local match. If that money isn’t there, that money goes to another state.”

― Mike Quigley

“I said that if an alien came to visit, I’d be embarrassed to tell them that we fight wars to pull fossil fuels out of the ground to run our transportation. They’d be like, ‘What?’”

― Neil deGrasse Tyson

“As southeast Texas’s only Member of the House Transportation Committee, I’m especially proud of being able to help bring hundreds of millions of dollars to the region to create jobs and improve the area infrastructure.”

― Nick Lampson

“Uber, like Google, is taking a highly disorganized business – in its case, private transportation such as taxicabs and private limousines – and ordering it neatly.”

― Om Malik

“As a candidate for Congress, I proposed a federal infrastructure bank to help local governments fund badly needed projects, including ones in my district. We need to repair and expand our crumbling transportation systems by creating many good-paying construction jobs.”

― Raja Krishnamoorthi

“There can be no doubt that the transportation sector is the most critical sector of our economy.”

― Robert Brady

“Transportation made sublimation literal. It conveyed evil to another world.”

― Robert Hughes

“A society – any society – is defined as a set of mutual benefits and duties embodied most visibly in public institutions: public schools, public libraries, public transportation, public hospitals, public parks, public museums, public recreation, public universities, and so on.”

― Robert Reich

“We need to drastically reduce the importance of the petroleum game itself by enacting flex-fuel-vehicle legislation that will open the transportation market to fuels derived from non-petroleum sources.”

― Robert Zubrin

“The natural-gas industry is screaming for new markets, and there are only two sectors where these can be found: transportation and power generation.”

― Robert Zubrin

“My district includes the two urban centers of Charlotte and Fayetteville, as well as large rural areas. Obviously, these diverse segments of North Carolina require different approaches to meeting current and future transportation demands.”

― Robin Hayes

“The Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act is an important authorization for our country and for our citizens, as we have seen so vividly in the last few weeks.”

― Russ Carnahan

“New Jersey residents deserve to have their tax dollars spent on transportation and infrastructure projects right here in the Garden State instead of being wasted in Washington.”

― Scott Garrett

“I take the subway to work. I love mass transportation.”

― Shepard Smith

“If we expect to continue our leadership in the global economy, we must invest in a long-term transportation plan -f or both highways and transit programs. Too many of our roads, bridges, and railways have fallen into disrepair.”

― Sherrod Brown

“This is the beginning, and the dawn of a new era of transportation.”

― Shervin Pishevar

“We are so fortunate that our new and existing investors share our vision of making Hyperloop the world’s first new mode of transportation in over a century. We initially targeted $50 million and ended up raising $85 million instead.”

― Shervin Pishevar

“About 60 percent of the oil consumed daily by Americans is used for transportation, and about 45 percent is used for passenger cars and light trucks.”

― Sherwood Boehlert

“The U.S. uses most of its oil for transportation. We can limit U.S. demand for oil by requiring automakers to use the technology that already exists to improve fuel economy – technology that the automakers refuse to bring into the market despite societal demand.”

― Sherwood Boehlert

“Nouns are seldom improved by the modifier ‘public.’ Few of us, given a private alternative, prefer public restrooms or public transportation or public displays of affection.”

― Steve Rushin

“It would almost seem that – dare I say this – private transportation is more efficient than mass public-transit!”

― Steven Crowder

“Natural gas is the best transportation fuel. It’s better than gasoline or diesel. It’s cleaner, it’s cheaper, and it’s domestic. Natural gas is 97 percent domestic fuel, North America.”

― T. Boone Pickens

“Natural gas is a better transportation fuel than gasoline, so if that’s the case, it’s cheaper, it’s cleaner and it’s a domestic resource.”

― T. Boone Pickens

“A healthy Amtrak is an integral part of New York and the Nation’s economy and transportation systems.”

― Tim Bishop

“Transportation spending is a win-win proposition.”

― Tim Bishop

“You have got to connect your land use decisions with transportation decisions.”

― Tim Kaine

“I don’t like traveling, period. I like being at places and I like going places, but I don’t like forms of transportation.”

― Travis Barker

“We want transportation as reliable as running water.”

― Travis Kalanick

“Locally produced foods – defined as those harvested within a 100-mile radius of one’s home – have a lesser impact on the environment because of the decreased need for transportation from source to consumer.”

― Tyler Florence

“To me, the most terrifying form of warfare would be if there was some simultaneous cyber attack on our grid, on the banking system, and on our transportation system. That would be quite a devastating thing, and yet in theory, absent some real protective measures, that could happen.”

― Wilbur Ross

“At Camp One we were met by Director of Public Works Warwick Greene, grim and grimy. He has been working himself to death to make this transportation plan a success.”

― William Cameron Forbes

“The waste of capital, in proportion to the total capital, in this country between 1800 and 1850, in the attempts which were made to establish means of communication and transportation, was enormous.”

― William Graham Sumner

“The mastery of the turn is the story of how aviation became practical as a means of transportation. It is the story of how the world became small.”

― William Langewiesche

“I think transportation and corrections are not the first two areas that I would go looking for massive change.”

― William Weld
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