Comment 10063

By jarober (anonymous) | Posted August 02, 2007 at 18:29:45

The "trillion dollar national fix" won't happen. Here's a better idea: hand responsibility for roads over to local governments. They can eiter collect tolls or pass bond issues to pay for upkeep (or raise local taxes, whatever). The point is, the local government will actually be motivated to keep the roads fixed - the local voters will actually vote on catastrophes.

Who is responsible for that now? Everyone (which actually mean no one). Who can be targeted (in an electoral sense) over this failure? No one.

The problem is that the entire funding system is centralized. de-centralize it, and you'll see actual people who have to actually care.

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