Friday, August 8, 2008

Take money from roads and invest in transit: Indy Star

An article in the Indiananapolis Star last week took the opposite stance that some US politicians are with regards to a budgetary shortfall in road repairs (see an old post about the idea here), advising that public funding earmarked for roads should instead be invested in mass transit.

The mindset is that is people aren't driving as much, but are taking buses instead, why not put the money where people need it? Here is an excerpt from the story:
Almost all transportation dollars are still targeted for maintaining old roads and building new ones. There's been almost no public discussion coming out of the halls of state government about what the shift in driving habits will mean when it comes to writing budgets and planning projects.

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