Posted: 08/01/07 23:26
by Dave Mindeman
It is hard not to look at this bridge collapse tragedy and not think about the transportation battles that have gone on during the Pawlenty administration.
No accusations here, but isn't it time we took a hard look at infrastructure that has been neglected or patchworked for this entire decade?
How many reports are buried in the MNDOT files that indicate road conditions that are marginal, yet put off, to "save" money. Roads and bridges are unquestionably a government responsibility. Let's make sure that we are not trading safety for tax savings.
I have said it before and I will say it again, this time more urgently, it's time to pay for the roads.