Pawlenty pushes for Northstar line

Holy shit! Governor Pawlenty did something I agree with!

Star Tribune:

Gov. Tim Pawlenty has abandoned his opposition to a commuter rail line and plans to ask the Legislature to borrow $37.5 million for the Northstar project that would link Big Lake to Minneapolis.
``We're choking on congestion,'' the governor said Tuesday. ``This past year, we made the largest infusion of road-building funds in history. Now, we need to also look at expanded transit opportunities.''

The line has been cut back to about 40 miles from about 80, but it's a start...

As the Northstar folks say, "It just makes sense!"