Monday, April 13, 2009

They want the dams, but not the roads

Because roads don't generate revenue, no doubt.

The state has been responsible for secondary roads since the Great Depression, but that could soon change.

A proposed state Senate bill would transfer secondary roads from the state's responsibility to local counties. Under Senate Bill 758, local counties would be responsible for the construction and maintenance of secondary roads.

Oh, but wait, I'm wrong!

Sen. Bob Rucho, the primary sponsor of the bill, said the purpose of the bill is to make the N.C. Department of Transportation more efficient.

"The system we have is not functioning. It is in disrepair," he said.

I'm sure that couldn't have anything to do with the Legislature raiding the Highway Trust Fund.

Claire, is it time yet?

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