Walking through a checklist of items needed for my trek to downtown D.C. from the suburb of College Park (by bicycle, no less!) for the Inauguration tomorrow, I keep reminding myself of a fact of life: After the dust has settled from this historic event, we can't relent in our advocacy for better federal policy. It may be a new dawn in Washington, but all of us must keep pushing so more people see the light.
One of the most urgent items on THAT checklist is investment in rail and transit, which is meager relative to the need (and to the highway spending) in the economic recovery package unveiled by the House Appropriations Committee last week.
My friend Paul Loeb and I wrote a piece on it in Huffington Post, which I urge you to read and comment about by clicking here.