America Fast Forward is an incentive program designed to spur local jurisdictions to raise local revenue for their projects. That's the kind of federalism that both Democrats and Republicans should be able to get behind.
For me, leaving LA doesn't mean losing touch with the progress of America Fast Forward. In fact, I find these regular outings give me some helpful perspective on what Angelenos are trying to achieve transit-wise.
I'm almost as delighted as Hizonner himself that Mayor Villaraigosa is the new president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. What better perch from which to pitch the country on the merits of America Fast Forward?