You probably have been living under a rock if you haven’t noticed the significant progress San Diego County has made in upgrading our highways in the last couple of years.
That being said, “Progress” may be a little too complimentary of a word. The truth is much of what has been upgraded in the past few years has been nearly two decades overdo. Moreover, much still needs to be done to relieve congestion.
Which is exactly why the bulk of our transportation dollars are going to go to further highway improvements under SANDAG’s $400 Billion, 40 year plan, right? WRONG.
Only 26% is going to highway improvement projects under the plan which is overseen by many of our region’s local elected officials (source: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Major-Funding-Earmarked-For-Mass-Transit-120517359.html).
No need to get into the arguments for and against transit being prioritized over highways and roads — just know that those spending hundreds of billions (repeat: hundreds of billions), believe that it should be.
What say you?