Neal Peirce: Private Investment and Mega-road Projects

Neal Peirce comments on the role of private investment in mega-road projects.

"...a wave of steamrolled, behind-the-scenes road- building deals that ignore the many opportunities for commuter and city rail expansion that clearly do reduce congestion (and our demand for foreign oil)...check what's happening in fast-growing Atlanta..a widening of I-75 in fast-growing, suburban Cobb County, as it heads into the city, to include an incredible mile-long section of no less than 23 lanes...the peril is clear: potential state assistance funds will be diverted to the kind of highway extravaganzas that so often end up triggering more of the very congestion they're designed to cure."

Full Story: Atlanta's Strange Formula: 23 Lanes Of 'Congestion Migration'

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