Russell Clarifies

RECEIVED Mon., Aug. 29, 2016

Dear Editor,
    Dick Kallerman is correct in faulting me for using the term “road widening” to describe what we’ll be getting with the new bond proposal [“No Room to Widen,” Feedback, Aug. 26]. However, even after visiting City Hall, I’m not sure how to translate into plain English terms like Regional Mobility Project, Corridor Improvement Project, and Local Mobility Project for substandard streets/capital renewal. However two things are clear. The bond issue is about cars. It allocates $594 million for the three categories just mentioned. The other thing that is clear is that, given the lack of any funding for mass transit in our rapidly growing city, traffic congestion will be even worse when the bond money has been spent than it is now.
Philip Russell
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