Mary Peters is the Secretary of Transportation in the United States of America. She said the following on PBS’s NewsHour:
Well, there’s about probably some 10 percent to 20 percent of the current spending that is going to projects that really are not transportation, directly transportation-related. Some of that money is being spent on things, as I said earlier, like bike paths or trails.
I was under the impression that bikes were a form of transportation. When I ride my bicycle to work, I definitely feel like I’m being transported. However, Mary Peters has a degree from the University of Phoenix (you may have seen the commercials for their online degree programs) and is the Secretary of Transportation, so I will believe her.