OK, some urbanism posting after all.

According to Politico, well-connected Democrats speculate that Congressmen Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) or Jim Oberstar (D-MN) could be named Secretary of Transportation in an Obama administration. Via WashCycle.

Transportation falls near the very bottom of Politico’s list, but near the top of ours. And should Obama win (currently 98.9% likely), you can bet that bloggers interested in transportation will start campaigning for a good choice on this issue. (Blumenauer and Oberstar would both be great.)

How about New York City Transportation Commissioner Jeanette Sadik-Khan? I hear she’s interested, and has done great work up in New York. Plus, then we could get back Tommy Wells’ transportation and smart growth policy advisor, Neha Bhatt, who recently moved up to New York to work for Sadik-Khan.

David Alpert is Founder and President of Greater Greater Washington and Executive Director of DC Sustainable Transportation (DCST). He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He lives with his wife and two children in Dupont Circle. Unless otherwise noted, opinions in his GGWash posts are his and not the official views of GGWash or DCST.