Governor Perdue has it wrong on mobility.
Posted by eemilla on June 14, 2010
Over a week ago, Governor Perdue spoke in favor of increasing car and light truck registration fees in order to fund highway improvement projects like widening congested road and other transportation projects. Her emphasis is on expanding highways not reducing private passenger vehicles on the existing roads by increasing public transit, and frankly I am angry. I don’t mind the proposed five dollar increase on my vehicle registration; I do mind public transit following widening roads as the goal of the mobility fund. Many studies support her remarks about congestion crippling business and productivity, but many studies also support that widening and building new roads is a short term fix.
Please yell it from the roof tops that this is poor, short-sighted, backwards thinking policy. Please, Governor Perdue, get on the bus (or better yet, the high speed rail connecting Asheville with Charlotte)!