Saturday, November 14, 2009

Byrd: Gimme my pork

What deficit? What transportation problems in Northern Virginia or populated areas?
West Virginia's Robert Byrd wants more money for transportation - including West Virginia projects. From the Bluefield Daily Telegraph
A new federal highway bill could include funding for a number of projects in the region, including the King Coal Highway, the Coalfields Expressway, the Shawnee Parkway and the Colonial Intermodal Center in Bluefield.
Do you want four-lane highways through the mountains? Will that make those areas prosper? Kinda doubtful.
Some of those roads would be nice for me - make it easier to visit the in-laws. But in the grand scheme of things, there are much higher priorities.
Besides, if environmentalists shut down the coal industry, the highways will just be for moving people out of there.

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