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by Tanya Snyder
Just went over the AP wire (via WAMU) that LaHood is stepping down.
Uh-oh. Tom Harkin is one of the only Senators who’s been serious about making the Senate function; he’s opposed the filibuster nonsense since the 1970s.
Expect the Senate to go into even more hardcore gridlock. Since the Senate is capable of blocking practically anything, this is the beginning of the end for the federal government. States should get ready to operate as if the feds don’t exist….
“Finally, DOTs are admitting what the data has been telling them for the past ten years: Traffic is not increasing. It's flattened out overall and decreasing per person. This will lead to more sensible investments in transportation.”
In response to "It's Happening: Washington State Revises Traffic Forecasts to Reflect Reality"