Dueling Op-eds

It would seem our contributors don’t always agree :-)

Last week, Scott Bricker had an op-ed piece in the Oregonian questioning whether the benefits suggested in the “Cost of Congestion” study were worth the cost.

Yesterday brought another op-ed in the O, this one from another contributor, Metro Councilor Rex Burkholder.

Rex counters that while the project list in the study is only a straw man, the impact on our economic prospects is very real and we need to have a conversation about what level of investment IS appropriate to help fuel our economy.

Personally, I keep asking what kind of investments will selectively move goods and services without subsidizing discretionary SOV trips? I’m still waiting for an answer…

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