Happy Inauguration Day

the transport politic has been following transportation for the past three months, from just before the election to today, the most significant political turnover in eight years – or perhaps in twenty-eight, since 1981, when Ronald Reagan told hold of the White House.

There is little doubt that I’ve found many ways to criticize the incoming Obama administration, especially in recent weeks as it has become evident that the stimulus bill will not emphasize transit or rail.

But there is little doubt that the Obama administration represents a sea change from what we’ve come to expect from the Bush administration. The Republican tax-cut, reduce-public-services, and fight-war mentality appears to have come to its rightful end.

As a result, I can’t help but be optimistic about what the next four or eight years will bring. To a new and better America!

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