This is really just too good to pass up. FoxNews quotes a Washington Post article yesterday:
In the wake of last summer's deadly Metro crash in Washington, D.C., the Obama administration reportedly plans to propose that subway and light-rail systems across the country fall under federal oversight.
What's this all about? Two Metro trains crashed on June 22nd, killing nine people. Here's an AP story on the crash. The current Washington Post story quotes Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood as saying:
After the train crash, we were all sitting around here scratching our heads, saying, 'Hey, we've got to do something about this'," LaHood said. "And we discovered that there's not much we could do, because the law wouldn't allow us to do it.
What to do? Pity the poor Transportation Secretary, hamstrung by the law. Think, think, think. I know! Let's have federal oversight of all mass transit systems. That's the ticket! read more »