Stimulus for the New River ValleyTrail improvements.
By Christian Trejbal
The federal dump trucks full of stimulus cash will pull into Richmond any day now, and Gov. Tim Kaine needs help spending the billions. He wants Virginians to pitch ideas at the Web site stimulus.virginia.gov.
Already Virginians have suggested thousands of ways to boost the economy and save state services, including dozens of suggestions for the New River Valley worth more than $500 million. We are, after all, a region accustomed to government subsidies.
The most popular requests for the New River Valley are trail improvements. [link]
To stimulate the economy of Southwest Virginia.
Added to the myriad trails and paths that are already here.
In a region that is imploding.
Despite the myriad trails and paths.
That these geniuses want to add to.
To stimulate the economy.
I have a better idea.
Take that $500 million and rent one of these for every family in this troubled area:
That would stimulate an already burgeoning migration effort.