We are on the threshold of the “adult conversation” that is required to enact a long term, fair and sustainable resolution to our chronic transportation funding issues. I have long advocated an approach that generates transportation revenue from transportation sources, rather than the income tax or sales tax. I have also advocated an approach that levels the playing field among modes, and that taps into advances in technology that enable the implementation of pure user fee systems. Those who care deeply about public transportation, and the need to bring funding equity to all non-vehicular modes (transit, bike and ped) need to adopt informed, politically viable and practical solutions. I have laid out a set of ideas and proposed solutions in a three part series now appearing in Commonwealth Magazine’s on-line Voices forum (see links attached). I am grateful for the opportunity to offer this vision, and these solutions, which may help (in whole or in part) inform the debate.