Quote of the Day: The President on Transit and Sprawl


image via Boston Globe: President Obama reading note in Fort Meyers

I know, we are doing a lot of Obama quotes as he sells his stimulus plan. Send us a Republican saying something sensible about the subject and we will quote it too, I promise. But first catch what the President said in Fort Myers:

So transportation, when it is not just fixing our old transportation systems, but it's also imagining new transportation systems. That's why I'd like to see high speed rail where it can be constructed. I would like for us to invest in mass transit. Because potentially that's energy efficient and I think a lot more people are open now to thinking regionally in terms of how we plan our transportation infrastructure. The days where we're just building sprawl forever? Those days are over. I think that Republicans, Democrats everybody recognizes that that's not a smart way to design communities. So we should be using this money to help spur this kind of innovative thinking when it comes to transportation. That'll make a big difference."

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