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June 26, 2007

That's some leadership, eh?

HoustonTraffic%20062507.jpgIt has not been a good week for local leadership. After Harris County Commissioners endorsed perfectly sensible congestion pricing for the overloaded Westpark Tollway -- which is overloaded primarily because the local transit authority undermined the size of the project when it was built -- the Commissioners revoked the sensible policy because some citizens yelled loud who didn't want to pay the higher toll during rush hour or be inconvenienced by traveling the tollway at a time other than rush hour.

My goodness. Why didn't County Commissioners simply call Houston's urban policy wonk, Tory Gattis, to sort all this out in the first place?

Posted by Tom at June 26, 2007 4:10 AM |

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