The President had this to say yesterday:
“Transportation is not just fixing our old transportation systems but its also imaging new transportation systems.
Thatâ€™s why Iâ€™d like to see high speed rail where it can be constructed. Thatâ€™s why I would like to invest in mass transit because potentially thatâ€™s energy efficient and I think people are alot more open now to thinking regionally in terms of how we plan our transportation infrastructure. The days where weâ€™re just building sprawl forever, those days are over. I think that Republicans, Democrats, everybody recognizes that thatâ€™s not a smart way to build communities. So we should be using this money to help spur this kind of innovative thinking when it comes to transportation. That will make a big difference.”
It’s quite refreshing to hear candidness like this from the top level. Now is the time for action.