Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Le Sigh

The President we elected, Barack Obama, and enticed us with promises of a more transit-friendly future is still aboard the train to a transit-based utopia.


From Track Twenty-Nine, who got it from Transportation for America and C-Span:



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.



Oh, wait! We lost the funding in the stimulus bill and most of it that was left went to sprawl in the form of brand new highways. ""Huh. How about that?


Quote of the Day: Share the Good News! via Track Twenty-Nine


"The days where we're just building sprawl forever, those days are over" via Transportation for America

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