Sunday, November 30, 2008

Just a Highway Department

I've been seeing some calls for stim funding to go to the States to distribute but this is an extremely bad idea for transportation spending. As STB reminds us, most of our state DOTs are basically highway departments. Some MPOs are not much better but at least in the major jurisdictions they have more incentive to push transit, biking, and walking projects. How can we make sure that the money gets into the right hands? That should be a question we're asking. I'm positive that State level is not the answer. And certain Governors should know better.

1 comment:

Matthew said...

Wow. I am too much a transit nerd. I thought STB was standing for Surface Transit Board....

I guess it's time to make state transit departments then? Like state versions of the FTA?