Thursday, December 01, 2005

WaPo on Transportation

Columnist Marc Fisher comments on Governor-elect Tim Kaine's plan for Transportation.

That will mean standing up to powerful interests. The reason schools, hospitals and fire stations get built in high-growth areas is that the interests of the people who live right there happen to coincide with the broader good. Transportation divides people differently: Everybody wants the roads they commute on to be massive, but no one wants the little byway near their house turned into a 12-laner.
If Tim Kaine means business, he should be spending all this time up here in NOVA, fixing our problem before worrying about Roanoke and Richmond. I hope he takes some of these ideas from local leaders into consideration, and follows through his his promise to begin fixing the troubles this year.


At 12/01/2005 08:13:00 PM, Blogger Devin Drumheller said...

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At 12/01/2005 08:45:00 PM, Blogger too conservative said...

It's not elitist.

When Kaine needs to deal with meth production, he should spend time and money in Southwest VA.

When Kaine needs to deal with securing our ports, he should spend time and money in Norfolk.

When Kaine needs to deal with transportation, he should spend time and money with the people who NEED the help, the people who got him elected, the people who literally pay for the rest of the state:NORTHERN VIRGINIA.

It is not elitist at all, its being practical.


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