So how much longer will we keep spending millions per month planning something that shouldn’t, and perhaps more relevantly, can’t, be built?
What needs to happen now is:
- Amend the project purpose and need statement to retain the elements that are truly important:
- Reliable freight mobility
- Improved transportation choices for people
- Return to the DEIS phase
- Re-evaluate options based on:
- Realistic demand models
- Least-cost planning
The question now is which leader or leaders are going to step up and have the fortitude to insist on this?