A brief post, describing what’s already been well detailed by others:
1. Today in Florida, President Obama said the following:
“It’s imagining new transportation systems. I’d like to see high speed rail where it can be constructed. I would like for us to invest in mass transit because potentially that’s energy efficient. And I think people are a lot more open now to thinking regionally…
“The days where we’re just building sprawl forever, those days are over. I think that Republicans, Democrats, everybody… recognizes that’s not a smart way to design communities. So we should be using this money to help spur this sort of innovative thinking when it comes to transportation.
“That will make a big difference.”
Three cheers for Mr. President! Now what will he do to encourage investment in high-speed rail and mass transit?
2. The Senate passed the stimulus bill, in a vote of 61-37.
Three Republicans agreed to the deal. Now on to the conference committee.
We’ll see what Congress can agree to in terms of transit and rail funding.