Same old traffic song | Arkansas Blog

Monday, July 21, 2008

Same old traffic song

Posted By on Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 9:16 AM

The Iconoclast laments the Jurassic-age mindset of the Northwest Arkansas Good Suit Club, which generally runs government in that part of the world. No one doubts the prosperous region needs transportation infrastructure improvements. No one doubts that this should include highway improvements.

But must the ONLY goal of a new regional "mobility" authority be a billion dollars worth of highway work? Some citizens up there would like to talk about options -- mass transit, rail, integration with bike lanes, etc. Hell, who knows? Some pointy headed developer might propose residential developments from which people actually WALK to work and school.

No, the suits must build highways. It is their eternal imperative, even if it puts jillions of SUVs on fuel-gobbling commutes between strangled core cities and far-flung suburbs. This in turn, brings the need for still wider freeways, pressure on other public services and inevitable school fallout.

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments (4)

Showing 1-4 of 4

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-4 of 4

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Turkeys rescued in Yellville enjoy their Thanksgiving

    Farm Sanctuary, an animal protection organization, sends word that four turkeys rescued from the Yellville Turkey Trot after the annual drops from buildings and an airplane will enjoy Thanksgiving in friendlier places
    • Nov 23, 2017
  • The New Orleans charter school 'miracle'? It's a ruse

    The New Orleans Tribune has a devastating piece of editorial commentary, based on local reporting and test scores, that lays bare the depiction of the charterization of New Orleans public schools 12 years ago as a miracle of the "reform" movement.
    • Nov 23, 2017
  • More criticism of UA proposal to change tenure policy

    Reason is among the latest to offer critical commentary of a proposal from University of Arkansas System lawyers to change the tenure policy so that a lack of collegiality could be used as a justification for firing a tenured professor.
    • Nov 23, 2017
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Judge anticipates punishment of lawyers in Fort Smith class action case

    Federal Judge P.K. Holmes of Fort Smith issued a 32-page ruling yesterday indicating he contemplates punishment of 16 lawyers who moved a class action lawsuit against an insurance company out of his court to a state court in Polk County after a settlement had been worked out.
    • Apr 15, 2016
  • Women's March planned in Arkansas to mark Trump inauguration

    Speaking of Donald Trump and in answer to a reader's question: There will be a women's march in Arkansas on Jan. 21, the day after inauguration, as well as the national march planned in Washington.
    • Dec 30, 2016
  • IHOP coming down, but .....

    I always scan the Little Rock City Board for items of interest this week and this one caught my eye: A zoning measure required by a proposal to tear down the IHOP at Markham and University.
    • Apr 30, 2016

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation