Riverside Gambles on Highway Study

The Riverside County Transportation Commission takes a gamble that it willobtain the funds needed for the new highway study they've approved.

July 13, 2000, 2:20 PM PDT

By Laura Kraft

The Riverside County Transportation Commission, though divided in its opinion,has decided to give the go-ahead to a study of the potential of four newhighway corridors, two of which would be intercounty. Opinion varied withinthe commission as to whether or not the cost of the study was justifiable. Thecommission is currently 2.4 million dollars short of the anticipated cost ofthe study. Commission members championing the project are confident thateither Washington or Sacramento will eventually help fund the project, mostlikely Sacramento. The commission is united in its agreement that the problemsof increased traffic congestion and how to encourage economic growth must besolved.

Thanks to Laura Krafft

Thursday, July 13, 2000 in Press-Enterprise

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