"Leaders of Fort Worth, Dallas, Arlington and four other North Texas cities repeated their central message: The bill is urgently needed to finance road improvements and commuter rail lines to help the nation's fourth-most-populous region reduce traffic congestion and pollution.
'The No. 1 issue is transportation,' Fort Worth Councilman Jungus Jordan told the committee, citing the findings of survey after survey in North Texas.
Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck said his city is 'the largest city in the nation without public transportation, and I'm not proud of that.'
'We're pleading with you to allow us to move ahead with transportation in our state.'"