Saturday, September 6, 2008

No Transfer

The highway trust fund is out of money. But they aren't going to take from the mass transit account, just borrow from the general fund. Hmm the general fund never pays for highways. Wait a minute...

Ma Peters derided earmarks as the reason for the shortfall. I think earmarks have gotten a bad name in the transportation world and is a catch phrase used by all for waste. However, its hard to complain about earmarks when they are actually being used to circumvent awful policy, such as the one discussed below where highways get 80% funding and transit projects less than 60% funding.
Yeah there are some bad earmarks, but I bet she would lump in bad transit earmarks with ones that are made because of her awful New Starts policy.

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