"A Fond Farewell"
By Matthew Cameron
Today is my last day as an intern at CAP, so I wanted to take a minute to thank everyone for reading my posts and tweeting my charts this summer. I hope that some of what I’ve produced will prove useful to progressives seeking to influence policy debates that are ongoing throughout the nation. I am especially appreciative for all the constructive feedback I received in the comment section of the blog — it has helped me to come away from this experience with a much better understanding of some important issues than I had at the beginning of the summer.
I also want to thank the folks at the Virginia Railway Express for getting me to and from Washington, D.C. every day. Matt writes about mass transit quite frequently on the blog, but it took commuting an hour-and-a–half, twice-a-day for nearly three months to really understand how backward our country’s system of transportation is. Nevertheless, I appreciate the fact that despite severely limited resources VRE manages to provide a fairly reliable and exceptionally safe alternative to the soul-sucking drive through Northern Virginia.
For those of you interested in keeping up with me, my email is firstname.lastname@example.org and my Twitter handle is @matthewccameron. I have yet to decide whether I will begin blogging full-time, but if you have any links to articles you think I’d like then be sure to send them my way.