August 31, 2007

PLEASE roll out the PR campaign. PLEASE!

Eye on Williamson has a great piece up on the Chron story detailing TXDoT's plans to use public funds to sell toll roads and the TTC to the public. I think this is a fabulous idea. The limited campaign that's been used to far has been tremendously successful at raising the TTC profile as well as galvanizing public opposition. This PR campaign will no doubt bring even more attention and criticism to it.

Sure, it's a waste of money as Rep. Chisum points out. Please note, this is probably the only time I will ever agree with Warren Chisum. I certainly hope Reagan and Nixon are enjoying the snowstorm in hell. However, for those of us opposed to privatization of infrastructure, it's a massive boon. This will finally put TXDoT's stupid plans in the spotlight on the mismanagement of transportation in this state going back to then-Governor George Bush.

And see, it's already starting...

Oh, and while you're at it, please tell us what a good idea it will be to toll existing lanes on interstates! People will LOVE that idea.

Roll on, TXDoT! You're making my job sooo much easier!

Posted by mcblogger at August 31, 2007 08:39 AM

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