Six House Democrats and State Sen. David ‘Rising’ Watters (also a Democrat) have proposed – wait for it – adding a new and utterly useless (and unnecessary) taxpayer-backed expense. HB 1552 would require anyone under 18 to obtain a learner’s permit before getting a driver’s license. Why?
If you missed it, a cabal of Northeastern states wants to create a bit of separation between voters and taxing authority. Give the power to unelected bureaucrats whom you cannot vote out of office. It’s called the Transportation Climate Initiative (TCI), and there’s an update (program launch) Webinar Today!
Transportation systems are essential for modern day economies and people’s lifestyles, and are undergoing lots of changes. These changes could potentially either make future congestion, fuel consumptions and emissions better or worse, and have a positive or a negative impact on transport networks and thus, the economy. Transportation in the United States is largely affected …
Since the imposition of Obama on the Nation, we’ve been forced to endure endless prattle over our transportation future. Part of the prescription includes electric vehicles (EV). And while there are plenty of problems, from economics to infrastructure, to practicality, the biggest one for Democrats is revenue.
Ending Transportation as we know it is a feature of the Green New Deal. What we’ve come to consider modern vehicles like planes, trains, and automobiles would be mothballed. So, when four “experts” arrived in Washington to speak to Congress on the plan Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney had a question. How’d you get here?
In late April the NH Senate pulled a four million dollar rail study line-item out of the State’s ten-year transportation budget. The Senate passed the amended version, denying the choo-choo fetishists yet another expensive act of engineering voyeurism. The advocates for waste, fraud, and abuse were not happy.
I don’t typically link to the Concord Fish Wrapper, but this is worth the trip. I am a retired highway engineer and transportation planner with more than 36 years of experience in eight states and Washington, D.C. My opinions are based on experience, 42 years of transportation policy observations and objective study of publicly available …