Day 7 (con.): Scott Will Support the Infrastructure Needed to Create Jobs

DATE:  November 5, 2012
CONTACT: MaryAnne Pintar, 619-252-9923,

                  Day 7: 11 Reasons in 7 Days to Support Scott Peters for Congress


San Diego -- The Scott Peters for Congress campaign today continued its 11 Reasons in 7 Days to support Peters over Tea Party candidate and 12-year incumbent Brian Bilbray in the California’s new 52nd Congressional District.

Reason #3: Scott Will Support the Infrastructure Needed to Create Jobs

Thousands of homes in, and east of, Scott's district were constructed on the assumption that Highway 56, a critical east-west freeway would be constructed. But in 2000, 15 years after its planned completion, it was still unfinished. Scott committed to the district that he would see to the completion of Highway 56. Working with regional transportation partners, local developers and neighborhoods, Scott helped finish the highway in 2004 and made it possible for thousands of families and employees to move east and west in this congested area.

The missing link to this major east-west connection was more than an inconvenience. It was also stifling the growth of what was a then-burgeoning biotech community developing north of UCSD. These companies needed this connector to transport their employees and goods.

 Scott will build the infrastructure our region needs to create jobs. 

As a Port Commissioner, Scott understands the importance of connecting our marine terminals to the national system of rails on the road. Scott has supported the national freight strategy, and a national system of ports. The idea is not necessarily to spend more money, but to think about how the United States spends the money it already invests in ports to make sure we're maximizing their economic impact. This could be a tremendous boost to San Diego’s economy and create jobs for our region. Scott has already met with the new Congressional Ports Caucus as a Port Commissioner, and he has been invited to join this caucus to add his insight and expertise to this effort.

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