For the last 18 months or so, Congressman James Oberstar, chair of the House Transportation Committee and our own Peter DeFazio, chair of the surface transportation subcommittee have been beating up on the White House to get going on the every-six-years transportation reauthorization.

But the President has had other priorities and the result was a decided chill in the air.

But as we discussed recently, the Pres is ready to get moving and Oberstar and DeFazio were here in Portland yesterday, ready to make up.

Meanwhile, local leaders used the opportunity to get out their transportation funding wish lists.

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