May auld acquaintance be forgot. . .
My friend on the right, Justin Katz, who I almost never agree with, has nonetheless shown remarkable grace in twice allowing me to publish Transport Providence articles questioning the narrative being put forward about proposed RhodeWorks tolls and the 6/10 Connector.@JustinKatzRI Jimmy Shtweahht voice: MERRY CHRISHMASH OVAHPAHHSS! MERRY CHRISHMASH DARK UNDERPASH! MERRY CHRISHMASH REDLOYNING!— James @transportpvd (@TransportPVD) December 26, 2015
Justin has been making Christmas and New Year's songs about the tolls, and I couldn't help but jump in. You too can put up your Auld Lang Syne for the year 2016 (just tweet it at @transportpvd). Here are mine:
.@JustinKatzRI Let truckers get a subsidy, Traffic jams are fine, Let neighborhoods all be destroyed, We call this bad design.
.@JustinKatzRI Every time an urban highway is rebuilt, Robert Moses and his layers of big government get their wings! Especially toll-free!
Justin also went on a Carol of the Bells spree earlier this morning. My responses to his #CaroloftheTolls posts:
Tolls are for roads, tolls are for roads, tolls are for roads. Wehavetoomany urban highwayyys, Wehavetoomany... https://t.co/OtfG8PlBZB
Clim-ate change iscoming it's scary, Wehavetoomany urban highwayyys, Wehavetoomany urban highwayyys. . . #CaroloftheTolls
Seg-gregaaaation, a wall betweeeen us, Wehavetoomany urban highwayyys, Wehavetoomany urban highwayyys. #CaroleoftheTolls
Dee-velopment, Dee-velopment, Dee-velopment, Dee-velopment. Spend much less on roads & the buildiiings grow, Wehavetoomany urban highwayyys
Remember: let your state rep. and state senator know that the trucking industry should pay its own way. And tell them it's important for us to revisit the bad decisions we made around urban highways.