Wiki Wednesday: Transit and the Stimulus

obama_train.jpgPost-stimulus, will this analogy still seem fitting?

Today we’ve got a work in progress started by Livable Streets member Adina Levin, who’s tracking the status of transit funding in the stimulus bill. The entry’s a little skeletal at the moment, but once it fills out, this should be one of the more significant additions to StreetsWiki. Keeping up with the twists and turns of this bill — its different iterations and the people behind those changes — could make this a valuable reference as the current legislation takes shape, and as debate ramps up over the big transportation reauthorization later this year.

Thanks to Adina for taking the initiative and kicking things off. If Streetsbloggers want to add a bit of narrative about how we got to this point — a draft bill that shortchanges transit and imposes little oversight on highway spending — any member of the Livable Streets Network can edit the entry, and joining is a cinch. There should be plenty to add soon enough. The House Transportation Committee meets at 10 tomorrow morning, and transit funding in the stimulus figures to be high on their agenda.