Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood issued a press release entitled “Secretary LaHood Urges Parents and Students to Consider Safe, Healthy and Green Back-to-School Transportation Options”. This quote says it all, but you can also read the press release.

“If it’s an option, leave your car, van or SUV parked at home and let your kids ride the school bus, their bike or walk to school,” said Secretary LaHood.   “Not only are these options safer, a single school bus can take the place of multiple passenger cars, cutting down on traffic congestion and air pollution, and walking and biking are good choices that improve the health of our kids.”

It is great to have a secretary that understands transportation and not just cars!