Re: “No relief in sight on region’s highways” (letter, 5-21).
State highway officials do plan 20 years into the future. Twenty years ago, the plan was to have completed all of the projects currently underway and many more by now. Then state voters stripped all the funding (Initiative 695), and everything crashed to a halt.
Don’t blame the state Department of Transportation; ask each other why people with expensive cars couldn’t afford to pay a few bucks a month for a transportation system.
Now we’re looking at higher and higher gas taxes to make up for it, and we’re left …