"On Thursday, Villaraigosa - in Washington for a gathering of the U.S. Conference of Mayors - met with Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.), the new chairman of the House Transportation Committee.
'The mayor and I shook hands on pledging to move projects forward in an expedited fashion,' Mica said. But the chairman threw cold water on one L.A. proposal - getting Washington to pay the interest on transportation bonds. 'That's not going to float,' Mica said."
Villaraigosa is still pushing his "30/10" plan that would enable 30 years worth of transportation projects in 10 years.