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Re: “Even more transit ideas

So what is the answer? More I-40s? If the true cost of such highways were built into the gasoline taxes the way they should be, gas would cost $8 to $10 per gallon...this looks to me like we are providing our car-centric transportation choices subsidies not dissimilar from those given to TTA. Rail is a long-term solution that will encourage higher density development along the chosen rail corrider...and, if designed properly (not on the cheap like the now dead version of the simple Raleigh to Durham ridiculousness of a couple years ago) would be a better expenditure than idiotic I-540 that has been built in the middle of no where, and will encourage more and more sprawl. You want more highways and sprawl? Fine, then pay the proper price with proper gasoline taxes so that those of use who do not use the highways (or cars very often) don't have to continue to subsidize your choices...or, we continue to subsidize a variety of choices and are up front about the true cost of all the transportation options.

Posted by Smartashell on 11/05/2007 at 9:41 PM

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