Pundits are critical of candidates for advocating socialism, but the U.S. has always solved a lot of issues using collective solutions: mail, defense, law enforcement, and yes - transportation
I’m guessing the speeding metaphor in this cartoon from Gary Varvel of the Indianapolis Star (click through for Pelosi’s quote) is not intended to critique spending stimulus dollars on highway expansion. But if you stick House Appropriations Chair David Obey in the driver’s seat, it makes for a rather pointed comment on the reckless approach […]
Click through for cartoonist Lisa Benson’s take on who calls the tune in Detroit (though maybe no longer in Washington). After the jump, Pat Oliphant peers into a possibly not-too-distant future.
This cartoon, by Tom Toles of the Washington Post via Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space, refers to DC subway funding, now under attack from conservative "think tanks." But it could just as easily apply to transportation and public works projects across the country, which continue to be largely overlooked despite their prior role as […]
Just something to think about as Congress continues to debate how best to fund our transportation system in the coming months.
Head over to Toronto bike advocacy blog Take the Tooker for the denouement to this transportation fable. Hat tip: Greater Greater Washington.