Obama on the road:
It’s imagining new transportation systems. 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 people are a lot more open now to thinking regionally…
The days where we’re just building sprawl forever, those days are over. I think that Republicans, Democrats, everybody… recognizes that’s not a smart way to design communities. So we should be using this money to help spur this sort of innovative thinking when it comes to transportation.
That will make a big difference.
More context on T4America.
On the other hand at another stop on the same day he was extolling the virtues of a freeway project as economic development :-(
Separately, Earl is interviewed on StreetFilms about transportation advocacy and the stimulus.