The members of the I-95 Corridor Coalition were saddened to learn of the death of U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg on June 3. “Senator Lautenberg was a tireless champion for improving transportation in the I-95 region and throughout the nation, and will certainly be remembered for his devotion to his work and to his constituents, and for his love of our Country” -- reflected Shailen Bhatt, I-95 Corridor Coalition Executive Board Chair and Delaware DOT Secretary.
We long ago recognized Senator Lautenberg’s visionary efforts to approach transportation issues from a system-wide basis, looking beyond jurisdictional and modal boundaries. It is this approach that laid the groundwork for the Coalition’s program to improve the safety and efficiency of freight movement and passenger travel. And, it is this approach that is credited with shared project implementation and prioritization for the benefit of multiple states and of long-distance travelers.
We extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Senator Lautenberg, and are honored by our long and productive association with this extraordinary gentleman.