THE POST DOES IT AGAIN

On page 1A above the fold and on page 1B (Metro) The Washington Post does it again today. Instead of helping citizens understand how to overcome congestion and lack of mobility, they spend prime media exposure and resources on the funding of transport facilities.

Nowhere do they indicate that building new roadways or rail extensions will only make congestion worse on a regional basis unless there is Fundamental Change in human settlement patterns. That is true no matter how the facilities are financed.

No new roadway, toll or not, and no new rail extension, no matter how funded, can be “built around” or “bypass” congestion. The reason is that the root cause of immobility and lack of access is a dysfunctional distribution of travel demand.

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