Monday, January 16, 2006

Bridge Commission Under Fire

One could easily put this Daily Press article in the 'no good deed goes unpunished' file. The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Commission - which has made a plan to deal with future traffic demand and is actually setting money aside to pay for improvements - is getting some heat from General Assembly members.

Who presumably don't like how they look by comparison. This is Virginia, where nobody does the right thing without facing the consequences:
'The commission is at such a risk for either a hostile takeover or the death of its bid for new tunnels that it sent two representatives to Richmond to lobby against any changes.
They got an earful from Del. Leo Wardrup, R-Virginia Beach.
"I told them, 'Read my lips: If you try to build that tunnel without coming back here for approval, you do so at your own peril.' "'
Clearly, the better option is to turn the bridge and the commission's cash assets over to the GA, which will then fairly distribute them based on legitimate need, looking first to the mobility of widows and orphans, who no doubt would rather have a Third Crossing...


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