BeyondDC actually believe this?
Ten years ago, when the urbanist movement was in its infancy and supporters were few and far between, we liked to say that better cities and better transit...(italics added)Update: I may have been too cryptic. I am not referring to conservatives getting interested in public transportation. Not at all and I welcome it though I am a bit dubious about what they will be able to do with their (usual) anti-government stance.
What I am referring to was the idea that concern about the urban environment was in its infancy ten years ago. That's preposterous and risible and just plain wrong. But I imagine that someone on the younger side and who just woke up about such things ten years ago might think that no one had ever thought about cities before. Quite normal and human. Just funny if one has been trying to get something done for the past 40 years, and what I learned was from older people.