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IS: ITD Puts Regionalism Over Safety

So much for safety first. The Idaho Transportation Board earmarked $94 million Wednesday - but nothing for a bridge dangerous enough to get written up in Popular Mechanics magazine. The Dover Bridge in Bonner County got short shrift in part because board members believed enough highway money was already going to the Panhandle. That's no way to dedicate tax dollars, not even a one-time windfall from a federal economic stimulus bill. And it doesn't reflect well on an appointed board that is, ostensibly, supposed to take politics out of road-building decisions/Idaho Statesman Editorial Board. More here.

Question: Do you agree with the Idaho Statesman that the Idaho Transportation Board opted for regionalism over safety when it ignored staff recommendations to fix the Dover Bridge w/stimulus money?




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