In our country, transportation is essential to a healthy and prosperous economy. However this is especially true in our area, as the 13th District of Georgia includes five of the fastest growing counties in the country. The Metro Atlanta area is one of the worst areas for vehicular traffic in the country, and with development in the region this designation is unlikely to fade soon. I will continue to work in Congress in support of alternative transportation like rapid transit and regional rail for our area. The world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport employs many residents of the 13th District. In Congress, I am a member of the Congressional Noise Abatement Caucus, which is comprised of members who represent airport communities, and believe that while Atlanta Airport is a major economic contributor in Metro Atlanta, the airport must be a good neighbor to surrounding communities. As the airport continues to expand and modernize, I will continue to raise the issues of concern for those living near the complex where needed.