Recent Streetsblog SF posts about Highway Expansion

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Court: Environmental Review for San Diego’s Highway-Happy Plan Inadequate

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The California Court of Appeals yesterday confirmed a lower court ruling that the environmental impact report (EIR) for San Diego’s long-range regional transportation plan was inadequate. The EIR, said the court, underplayed the impact of the emissions that would result from its highway-building, sprawl-inducing plan. SANDAG approved its regional transportation plan in October 2011. It […]
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Study: Corrupt States Spend More on Highways

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A new academic study helps explain the enduring political popularity of expensive transportation boondoggles like Birmingham’s $4.7 billion Northern Beltline and Kentucky’s $2.6 billion Ohio River Bridges. According to research published in the journal Public Administration Review, states with higher levels of public corruption spend more money on highways and construction. The study found highway and construction projects and police programs […]