Richard Nixon Quotes

The energy crisis has given new urgency to the need to improve public transportation, not only in our cities but in rural areas as well…. Mass transit is an essential element of the improvement of life in our cities and towns.

 
Context
Nixon was the last Republican President in the 20th century to favor public transportation and mass transit. By the beginning of the 21st century, there were almost no Republican member of Congress would was interested in public transportation and most opposed all efforts at such.
Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon
  • Born: January 9, 1913
  • Died: April 22, 1994
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: President

Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th president of the United States from 1969 until 1974 and the only president to resign from the position. He had previously served as the 36th vice president of the United States from 1953 to 1961, and prior to that as both a U.S. representative and senator from California.