I Lost My Job at Caltrans for Speaking Out Against Highway Widening
My concerns were repeatedly brushed off by my bosses, who seemed more concerned about getting the next widening project underway than following the law.
California Transportation Commission Chair: “Widen Freeways for the People”
Every dollar spent on widening highways right now is a dollar not spent on better, cleaner, safer, and more sustainable alternatives. It is also a dollar that will require future dollars to be spent in order to maintain what it is building today. Widening highways now is a way to keep the status quo in place for years into the future, when we need to change that status quo.
California Has to Stop Building Freeways. Now.
"People aren't used to thinking of freeways as fossil fuel infrastructure, but they are." And once built, there's no going back, no making up for the extra driving by trying to convince people that a bus or train might be a better choice - we're stuck with it.