Interactive Chart Tracks Obama’s Transportation Policy Changes in 2011

Transportation Nation has created an interactive graph showing how President Obama’s focus on transportation policy shifted in 2011—from expanding and building upon the existing infrastructure to simply maintaining it. The graph shows, month-to-month, how many times important key words

“Mr. Obama has the historic opportunity to begin solving three of the nation’s most vexing problems: global warming, the thirst for oil and high gas pump costs.”

How? Obama should adopt tough car mileage rules, according to a New York Times editorial by Daniel Becker and James Gerstenzang: “Under standards that Mr. Obama set last year, cars and S.U.V.’s and other light trucks must reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 5 percent a year,