Atlanta mayor, others to meet with president

 

ATLANTA — Atlanta's Kasim Reed is one of a group of mayors scheduled to meet with President Barack Obama to discuss transportation issues.

Reed and six other mayors are scheduled to meet with the president today to discuss plans for a major push for more investments in road, railway and airport runway improvements.

Reed is chairman of the transportation committee of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and has been pushing for the federal government to send more money directly to cities and counties instead of states.

Reed has been to the nation's capital at least twice in recent weeks to lobby for $56 million in federal funding for the planned Peachtree Streetcar rail system.

 

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