MEDIA ADVISORY

September 5, 2013 - KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

WHAT:   Congressman Cleaver and Mayor James announce arrival of U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to Kansas City for a MAJOR transportation announcement.

WHO:  Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II, Kansas City Mayor Sly James

WHEN:  Friday, September 6th, 9:15 AM

WHERE:   Union Station, 30 W Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO

This announcement will center around the $20 million TIGER federal grant awarded to Kansas City and the need for infrastructure investment. Further details on the grant are available here: http://www.dot.gov/tiger .  The grant process was an extremely competitive one – and the award of these dollars to Kansas City is a major economic boost and vote of confidence for Kansas City.

“We’re on a roll in Kansas City and the taxpayers in our community can be pleased and proud that what we’re doing here is being recognized nationally,” said U.S. Representative Emanuel Cleaver, II.  “This tremendous grant will bring new jobs, new business growth, and a renewed sense of community and progress to the already reinvigorated region.”

“I’m looking forward to welcoming my friend and former mayor, Secretary Foxx, to Kansas City Friday morning,” said Mayor Sly James.  “This announcement is certainly worth celebrating because it sets Kansas City apart from other cities.”

Q & A media opportunity following announcement

If you’d like more information – please contact Michele Rooney at (816) 820-9755 or michele.rooney@mail.house.gov.

Contact: Joni Wickham: 816-513-6582 or cell: 816-572-2152