Matthew Casale Recent Posts Boondoggle: A Texas-Sized Mess of a Highway Plan By Gideon Weissman and Matthew Casale | Jun 19, 2019 | 11 Comments Deadly and sprawling Houston does not need this $7-billion widening and rebuilding highway project. Boondoggles: Nine Projects That Should Not Happen By Gideon Weissman and Matthew Casale | Jun 18, 2019 | 10 Comments Here's the thing with highway expansion projects: They're big. They're expensive. And they have limited benefit. Our friends at US PIRG present their annual report.