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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

More evidence of transportation funding shortfalls

More and more of our roads have poor surfaces, which means more potholes, more cracks, more bumps, and more vehicle damage. While MnDOT has spent much in recent years on big projects, routine maintenance funding has not kept up with demand.

Because the gas tax has not been increased in almost two decades, MnDOT increasingly has to make these tradeoffs: more money for expanding capacity, less money for maintenance. More money for maintenance, less money for adding lanes. It's time that leadership, especially Governor Pawlenty, do something about this. This means giving MnDOT more revenue, plain and simple. There is no other solution.

1 Comments:

At 8:13 AM, May 11, 2006, Anonymous PK of Mpls said...

What if we all could ride a bike to work and live in a place more like China. Then we wouldn't have to think about money, freedom or how the government was spending and investing so we could get back to building up the State run companies we would all work for. Can you think of a good name for this place?

 

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