Monday, September 14, 2009

Running Scared

The green movement is gaining influence and looking for 10% of the revenue for carbon credits. But this is scary to the highway movement as their influence and scare tactics wear thin.

According to Greg Cohen, president of the American Highway Users Alliance, the changing partisan guard in Washington has made highway groups wary of the focus on transit funds. “People are much more nervous about being on the chopping block,” he said. “It seems like the anti-highway crowd has much more influence than they had in the past.”

Anti highway? How about pro livable communities.

9 comments:

Daniel M. Laenker said...

Dude, do you really think a highway lobbyist is going to see things in terms of livability, or do you think he's going to see things in terms of whether or not his constituents' funding gets cut?

Pantograph Trolleypole said...

Of course he's not going to see things in the livability frame. He's a highway lobbyist. But we can't let them set the frame.

Matt Fisher said...

Randal O'Toole calls people who don't share his view "anti highway". This is lying from the same guy who claims the highway lobby is this small grassroots movement and the "rail lobby" is a Goliath.

Pedestrianist said...

I rather like the anti-highway label. Maybe I'll have some t-shirts made up... :-)

Alon Levy said...

The companies that pay Randall O'Toole's bill are all on the edge of liquidation. Of course the anti-highway crowd will have more influence.

Anonymous said...

O'Toole was in DC over the weekend with other redneck teabaggers, the guy is a bigger jackass, than Kayne West.

Matt Fisher said...

O'Toole was in DC over the weekend with other redneck teabaggers, the guy is a bigger jackass, than Kayne West.

Maybe it was with that "American Dream Coalition". What a joke!

I could say that O'Toole is a yutz as much as Bill O'Reilly or Sean Hannity or Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh.

Daniel M. Laenker said...

Yo yo Matt, I'm real happy for you and I'm'a let you finish, but Wendell Cox is the biggest anti-urbanist yutz/jackass of all time!

clever-title said...

Is there such a thing as a highway users alliance. Most of the time, using a highway is more like a Mad-Max battle to the death than anything that could be called an alliance.

I think it would be more accurately called the Highway Contractors' Alliance, or the Trucking Industry Subsidy Alliance.