The billions of dollars we are spending on mega road projects could buy a dramatically expanded public transit system that offered free service to all [“Troubled transportation megaprojects add to political gridlock,” Local News, May 6]. That would clear a lot of cars from the road and make all this construction unnecessary. When one…More
Topic: Highway 520
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Outside firm should have done the job A state design team’s engineering error will cost taxpayers at least $81.1 million. [“Big bill and big delay to fix new 520 pontoons,” page one, July 31.] Why was the design of the new floating bridge left up to a state design team, which clearly wasn’t up to the…More
Bad use of taxpayer money Well it would have been a good morning if the public wasn’t being informed about another screwup by the state [“State admits costly mistakes on 520 bridge,” page one, Feb. 27]. When are the citizens of this state going to demand state employees — not the great workers, but those responsible…More