Matt Casale Recent Posts Boondoggle: N.C. Road Expansion Disaster By Gideon Weissman and Matt Casale | Jun 19, 2019 | 7 Comments It's the first of nine installments! This edition focuses on North Carolina’s plan to complete the southern half of a loop highway around Raleigh. It's a boondoggle with epic environmental repercussions. Highway Boondoggles: North Spokane Corridor By Matt Casale and Gideon Weissman | Jul 11, 2018 | 7 Comments Five hundred families will lose their homes to this grossly unjust $1.5 billion highway boondoggle. Highway Boondoggles: I-285 and SR 400 Interchange Rebuilding in Atlanta, Georgia By Matt Casale and Gideon Weissman | Jul 9, 2018 | 2 Comments A single interchange project in Atlanta will cost almost as much as the state of Georgia's annual transportation budget. Highway Boondoggles: Pennsylvania Turnpike Expansion By Matt Casale and Gideon Weissman | Jul 6, 2018 | 10 Comments The Pennsylvania Turnpike is hemorrhaging money. The state's transit riders could end up footing the bill for its expansion. Highway Boondoggles: Interstate 35 Expansion in Austin By Matt Casale and Gideon Weissman | Jul 5, 2018 | 22 Comments Magical thinking about congestion makes this one of the top highway boondoggles in the country. Highway Boondoggles: I-49 Inner City Connection in Shreveport, Louisiana By Matt Casale and Gideon Weissman | Jul 3, 2018 | 12 Comments Like the city-shredding monstrosities of the 20th Century, Shreveport's highway plan would slice through a black neighborhood. Highway Boondoggles: I-94 Expansion in Wisconsin By Matt Casale and Gideon Weissman | Jun 29, 2018 | 3 Comments The highway widening will cost up to $1.9 billion. It is part of an insanely generous package of giveaways to lure electronics manufacturer Foxconn to Wisconsin. Highway Boondoggles: US 101 Expansion in San Mateo, California By Matt Casale and Gideon Weissman | Jun 28, 2018 | 20 Comments Caltrans has widened U.S. 101 seven times since 1996 and hasn't cured congestion. But it's not going to try a new approach. Highway Boondoggles: LBJ East Expansion in Dallas, Texas By Matt Casale and Gideon Weissman | Jun 27, 2018 | 3 Comments 16 lanes. A $1.6 billion price tag. More traffic. Less transit. Yep, it's a boondoggle.