Neal Peirce: Private Investment and Mega-road Projects

Neal Peirce comments on the role of private investment in mega-road projects.
July 18, 2006, 2pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan
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"...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."

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Published on Sunday, July 2, 2006 in The Washington Post Writers Group
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