This post originally appeared on Orphan Road.

I’m wary of jinxing the election by talking about the Obama presidency a week before the election, but I have to pass on this nugget from one of Marc Ambinder’s readers:

One name I keep hearing from the DC transportation world for Sec. of Transportation is Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer. He was an early Obama endorser and has done a lot of work on metropolitan transportation issues and infrastructure financing. His name was also discussed for this post in 2004, as I remember.

It makes me giddy. Read Blumenauer’s bill from this past congressional session to see why.

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