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Highway Boondoggles

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Highway Boondoggles

Year after year, state and local governments propose billions of dollars’ worth of new and expanded highways that often do little to reduce congestion or address real transportation challenges, while diverting scarce funding from infrastructure repairs and key transportation priorities.

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The cost of backlogged road repair in the U.S. is estimated at more than half a trillion dollars.

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Counting the hidden cost of driving

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Counting the hidden cost of driving

Record gas prices have hit many Americans hard – but when it comes to recouping the massive environmental, health and other costs imposed on society by America’s car dependency, what we pay at the pump doesn’t even scratch the surface.

The highways had to go somewhere. Fixing the deficit in our political imagination.

Highways & infrastructure

The highways had to go somewhere. Fixing the deficit in our political imagination.

If we are ever going to address a problem as big as, for example, climate change, we need to relentlessly question the absurdity of the status quo, to go beyond considering ways to make our current systems and modes of development incrementally less bad or less unjust, and imagine how those systems can be transformed into something qualitatively better.

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