Three cheers for Ray Lahood and the U.S. Dept. of Transportation

I’m very encouraged by Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood’s piece on funding for transit and transit’s accomplishments.  He really seems to get the potential transit projects have not just to move people around and decongest traffic, or improve air quality, but stimulate the economy.  This is crucial, in my view, to helping transit gain greater traction with the American public–pitched not just as a good thing to do or the “right” thing to do for the environment but as a good way to put more Americans to work in jobs that won’t as easily migrate overseas.

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