Last year, they awarded nearly $22 million to a variety of things, from bike paths to transportation museums to a replica of a slave ship, to the protection of "viewsheds" (with interpretive areas). All fell within the program's guidelines, which:And Tim Kaine says we need $108 billion in tax increases for DOT.fosters more choices for travel by providing funding for sidewalks, bike lanes, and the conversion of abandoned railroad corridors into trails. Communities may also use the program to revitalize local and regional economies by restoring eligible historic buildings, renovating streetscapes, or providing transportation museums and visitor centers. Many communities also use the program to acquire, restore and preserve scenic or historic sites.Very nice. So once again, we have what some consider a transportation crisis on our hands. Some in the state are doing everything they can to raise taxes so more roads can be built. And what are the feds proposing to do?
Protect viewsheds. (link)
The world's gone stark raving mad.