My colleague, Elana Shor, has an excellent item
up on the lack of mass transit in the stimulus bill. In that same vein, Phillip Longman has a persuasive cover story in the new issue of The Washington Monthly
, arguing that freight rail deserves big attention in the bill because it would be good for the economy, get trucks off the roads, and so on. I'm sure Union Pacific
and Norfolk Southern
will be sending the piece around but that doesn't make it wrong.