In other words, let me get my hands on some government assets so me and my friends can get super rich and by the time people figure out that an unaccountable private company has screwed everything up we’ll long have been off to Costa Rica.
Public Private Partnerships, or what they used to call “graft.”
Stop funding stupid sports with taxpayer dollars such as NFL and others — would also increase available funds...
Great way to add a new tax and rent back to us what we already paid for. On the bright side, at least some cronies get rich.
Should also say: because of increased traffic, at least half, maybe 3/4, of Interstate grade highways need expansion & upgrades -- from four lanes to six, or six lanes to eight, eliminate those *+#* *^#*! clover-leafs, etc.
Point is: for all the work that has been, and is being, done vastly more needs to be planned.
Cloverleafs may be fine for little-used rural interchanges, but major urban highways need flyovers:
“Unlocking” is the liberal way of saying soak the taxpayer.
——Best practices, such as life-cycle asset management and preventive maintenance, are rarely a priority.——
In Tennessee, such management is in effect for interstate hiways. The money collected as taxes is actually spent on the roads and bridges.
In other states, the politicians misappropriate the funds for welfare projects that produce votes