Saturday, May 9, 2009

Chicago Trib Misfires, Misses Real Story

A Chicago Tribune headline whining about upcoming traffic congestion on I-94 in Wisconsin is an odd self-parody, since traffic is perpetually congested in Chicago.

It's like the makers of Marlboro cigarettes (Philip Morris) complaining about second-hand smoke from Camels (RJ Reynolds).

Too bad the Trib didn't get to the real story: that hundreds of millions of dollars in the project's $1.9 billion construction and expansion budget are not justified by traffic data.

As pointed out by several groups in detailed comments to federal highway officials, here.

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