15 Dec '11, 11am

Highway to hell: More roads = more traffic

Highway to hell: More roads = more traffic

Photo: Cyril Plapied Cross-posted from Sightline Daily . Tuesday's news carries a story that I've been expecting for a while: Connecting Washington , a task force convened by Washington's governor, has called for $21 billion in new transportation investments over the next 10 years. I haven't seen the recommendations themselves, only the news report . But it looks like the money would get spread around a bit -- with some for ferries and some for transit -- but from what I can gather, most of the money would be slated for roads. So in the upcoming months, I expect we'll be hearing a lot about how investing in new roads will help clear up traffic problems, particularly in greater Seattle and the Washington side of greater Portland. But a study that's been sitting on my desktop for a while -- which I count as the single most interesting transportation paper [PDF] I ran across ...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/transportation/2011-12-15-highway-to...

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