Highway Funding an Endless Source for Appalachian States

A seemingly never-ending incentive program for Appalachian states provides $4 dollars for every $1 dollar spent by the state on interstate highways.
August 16, 2009, 11am PDT | Tim Halbur
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It's called the Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS).

"While the ADHS was meant to help spur economic development in rural areas by creating approximately 2,300 miles in highway across nine states, the project has now grown to over 3,000 miles spanning thirteen states. Many people view the overgrowth as the cause of decline in inner cities and a poor allocation of money, since many of the roads end up being underused."

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Published on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 in Next American City
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