Good for LaHood

Transportation reformers weren’t totally thrilled with the idea of Rep. Ray LaHood becoming Secretary of Transportation but LaHood’s remarks at his hearing before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee were really pretty impressive. More here.

I’m hoping the stimulus bill can be re-written in a more transit-friendly manner but the real action will be in permanent legislative changes—the reauthorization of the overarching transportation bill and action on Obama’s proposal for a National Infrastructure Reinvestment Bank.