Sunday, February 15, 2009

A big "duh" for WisDOT

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is proposing to do what it should have done 20 or 30 years ago. (That is an improvement over much of its transportation planning, which is perfect for the 1950s.)

The draft "Connections 2030 Long-Range Multimodal Transportation Plan" contains this proposal, startling only because it prompts one to wonder, "What the hell has WisDOT been doing all this time?" Here it is:

"Develop a system for identifying maintenance costs associated with new and existing highways and bridges. This will enable department staff and decision-makers to better understand the maintenance costs associated with new construction, as well as the costs associated with the maintenance of the existing state trunk highway system."

It's a little scary that it took the department until 2009 to figure this one out.

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