Jim Oberstar didn’t just bring bike trails to northern Minnesota.
 
Proof of that is in a tribute being run in the National Journal, with entries posted by a number of influential transportation policy makers and lobbyists from around the nation (including the Teamsters’ James Hoffa).
 
For a bit of national sweep on the outgoing House Transportation and Infrastructure chairman from Minnesota, click here.
 
Oberstar, an 18-term Iron Range Democrat, was narrowly defeated by GOP newbie Chip Cravaack, who is starting his first full day of freshman orientation in Washington today.