On the heels of a visit from U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Boise Mayor Dave Bieter said the federal government could help Boise find "the best path forward" on transit.
Said Bieter, in his weekly e-memo to constituents: "Secretary LaHood sees in Boise what I do: a world-class city that has tremendous potential, but one whose great livability will be jeopardized if we allow gridlock, deteriorating air quality and an unsustainable approach to transportation to take hold."
Bieter said LaHood has pledged to send federal representatives to Boise to help the city examine its transit options.
Given the historically chilly reaction transit has received at the Statehouse, it's hardly surprising to see Bieter seek, and welcome, help from Uncle Sam.
Here's a link to Bieter's e-memo.