45.7 Million Given For Bicycle Paths – Trucking Got 6 Million For Parking
I was going to write this article about the continued waste of money that has a flow rate out of Washington, D.C. like the dreaded “Montezuma’s revenge” that the US DOT is using to continue to buy votes for the Zero in the White house.
But then I ran across something that simply amazes me – even more than the on-going waste of money on high-speed rail.
The U.S. Department of Transportation gave out $600 million in grants for innovative transportation projects across the country that address economic, environmental and travel issues.
Well, this would have been great if I had not seen where $45.7 million was given to AR, CA, IN, PA for bicycle and pedestrian paths.
The US DOT only gave $6 million to five different states to “help” with the lack of truck parking. What gives?
I know @RayLaHood gets hounded every day with messages about the lack of parking but won’t even address the issue. But, a city somewhere “cries” a couple of times that they need a bicycle path, and he breaks his neck to get to the “problem” as fast as he can.
Heaven forbid that the US DOT would try to help out the number one “freight carrier” of all the transportation modes in the US. But watch them throw up another ridiculous rule because of some “accident” that happened that didn’t even involve a tractor trailer. But guess who gets these rules forced on them first?
I mentioned earlier about the ongoing waste of money on high-speed rail, I figure I just as well get my thoughts in here on this too. LaHood is giving out money for this “gonna save us all” $10.4 billion to start high-speed rail “dream” that he and the Zero have. They “claim” this will fix the problem of all the traffic problems on the roads today.
But according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, of the 600,905 bridges across the country as of December 2008, 72,868 (12.1%) were categorized as structurally deficient and 89,024 (14.8%) were categorized as functionally obsolete.
So in this country we have 161,892 bridges that are either structurally deficient or closed out of the 600,905 bridge total. But high-speed rail is going to fix this?
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