“Congestion is our friend,” says Florida [transportation] planner Dom Nozzi, echoing a popular belief that getting a few people out of their cars is worth any cost. My review of long-range transportation plans for the nation’s 72 largest metropolitan areas revealed that more than half of them included policies aimed at increasing congestion rather than reducing it, and a third of them focused almost exclusively of such policiesSee, if you actually solved the problem of traffic congestion, you wouldn't need transportation planners, right? And so, why should we expect the agencies to produce workable solutions?
Monday, August 29, 2011
Why government services stink, part CXXI
Because governmental agencies are incentivized to prolong (or worsen) the problem: