This is something we’ve written about many times before, but here’s a straightforward chart for you this Friday afternoon. The cumulative “general fund” spending on highways, from an article in City Observatory: The author, Joe Cortright, makes the case that we need to move towards better user fees for roads and driving, which is again something […]
Last Wednesday (February 4) I attended a public presentation by Ramsey County engineers for a proposed redesign of the Randolph and Lexington Avenue intersection. They are proposing to spend a million and a half dollars to purchase four properties on the northeast corner of the intersection and bulldoze them to make space for a dedicated […]
Here’s another one from the Pew Charitable Trusts report, showing projected outlays, shortfalls, and income for the Federal Highway Trust Fund, which is the federal dollars that build (and sometimes maybe maintain) our high-end roads: Make of it what you will.