Thanks to Trains for America for reporting the administration's expungement of a section of a Surface Transportation Commission Report arguing for investment in electric rail transport.
The passage, incidentally, was penned by noted conservative transit booster Paul Weyrich, who is furious. I guess in this case, even Nixon couldn't go to China (to paraphrase the Vulcan proverb).
Actually, this attention is a bit flattering, and in an upside-down-way, a sign that rail transit is being taken more and more seriously. Why else would the administration feel the need to bury a few paragraphs recommending light rail, except that the need for non-automotive ways of getting around American cities is getting to be so real, and the failure of highway-centric development is becoming so obvious, that they and their oil-besotted cronies are starting to get scared that a paradigm shift in transportation investment might actually happen!