|Reminder: 2/13 Public Meeting for I-80 Congestion Relief Project
February 10, 2012
I am forwarding this for information, but it is not a project of which I am supportive. The end objective of the project is to pack more people onto I-80 and get them where they are going faster. As we learned a long time ago, increasing freeway capacity no matter how you do it induces growth of sprawl in outlying areas. It will be great for folks in Solano County but won’t do much for the people of West County who really need better public transportation and more transportation choices instead. What we will see is more on-ramp metering that holds us up so commuters from up north can whiz by on their way to San Francisco,. This is nothing but a sham foisted on us by CalTrans, who never met a freeway they didn’t want to expand. They try to greenwash it by telling you it will reduce idling, improve air quality and get more value out of existing roadways. hope you will tell CalTrans what you think.
This is a friendly reminder that on Monday, February 13, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. there will be an open house for the Interstate-80 Congestion Relief and Safety Improvement Project at the Richmond City Council Chambers.
For more information, please visit this link or see below.
Thank you for your support in making this meeting a success.