Thank you, Mr. President. I'm offering these resolutions on behalf of Councilman Johnson who is supporting the Repair America Movement. He can't be with us today because at this very moment he is meeting with Vice President Biden and Secretary of Transportation Fox to discuss this issue. Councilman Johnson, as you know, has been working tirelessly to highlight the importance of addressing our aging infrastructure, especially in the wake of the derailment that we had a couple of weeks ago. And as Chair of Public Safety, I will be working with Councilman Johnson and the Committee of Transportation and Public Utilities to have joint hearings to deal with this matter.
Many members of Council, including Councilwoman Blackwell and others, have had this problem with major rail problems and bridges in our communities. So we're glad that he can go and address this with Secretary Fox and Biden. Stay tuned. There's more to come.