Recent Streetsblog USA posts about Boondoggles

Denver Residents Sue to Stop John Hickenlooper’s Highway Boondoggle

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North Denver neighborhood organizations and the Sierra Club filed a lawsuit in federal court today to stop Colorado DOT’s I-70 boondoggle, which will increase traffic and create more air pollution for generations to come if it’s built. The communities around the highway are exposed to elevated levels of particulate pollution, which leads to higher rates of chronic cardiovascular diseases. Widening […]

Highway Boondoggles: Pennsylvania’s Mon-Fayette Expressway Plan

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In a new report, Highway Boondoggles 2, U.S. PIRG and the Frontier Group profile the most wasteful highway projects that state DOTs are building. Today we highlight Pennsylvania’s $1.7 billion Mon-Fayette Expressway plan, a highway plan that has outlived its reason for being.  The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and the state Department of Transportation have been trying to […]