Help!

Following my coverage of the Greenhouse Gas Forum last month, I received a call from a fundraiser for one of the Democratic candidates asking me to put my money where my mouth was and fashion a "green transportation proposal" for the candidates. I’m way behind on getting this done, but I still hope to wrap it up this week. If anyone out there has any suggestions for changes in federal transportation funding/policy that they would like to see, please feel free to post something below…

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