Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Wasteful Stimulus Project?

The continued construction of the Charlotte Outerbelt is probably one of the most wasteful projects going on in the country right now. If it had to go through a process like new starts it would never ever pass. Yet another example of the double standard for roads versus transit. Build for the future with roads, its providing infrastructure for growth. Build for the future with transit, and its a boondoggle. And this particular investment in sprawl could get stimulus money. Great.

1 comment:

Matt Fisher said...

Yes, this is a double standard. The SE Corridor should be LRT. We should ask these people like Cox and O'Toole if they have no problem with applying their standards to their favourite, roads. This I-485 project is insane.