Iowa’s Department of Transportation director Paul Trombino may have made national history this week when he announced his state needed to downsize it’s current network of roads, highways, and freeways.
Like the saying goes, government is always at least a generation behind society. Nowhere is this more true than Federal and State DOTs.
For Trombino to publicly admit the preternatural obsession with growth and expansion of highways in his state was in error, well, this is huge. But he went a step further, calling for an actual decline in excess roadways.
Iowa DOT Chief: The system is going to shrink http://t.co/uF8NiUFxp9
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