Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Winter Storm Slams Washington

Right now there is a steady snow falling in the middle of rush hour in our Nation's Capital. The conditions are treacherous for everyone -- drivers, pedestrians, bikers, bus riders and subway passengers. I hope everyone in the Washington area gets home to their loved ones safe and sound.

Many Americans have long commutes and times like these really test our already overloaded transportation system. It is another reason why living in close vicinity to work or telecommuting from home not only takes cars off the road but also creates peace of mind on evenings like these.

I hope our policymakers can come together to pass sensible legislation to encourage livable communities with short commutes. With less vehicles on the roads it will make the next big winter storm that much easier to cope with.