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Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 06/16/2011

Road advocates for roads


The 2030 Group, an advocacy organization funded by some of Virginia’s longtime proponents of sprawl-inducing highway development, came out with a thoroughly unsurprising “survey” today that recommends the very same projects the organizers have pushed for years.

The campaign engaged two of the region’s biggest advocates for the unpopular Outer Beltway, Bob Chase and Rich Parsons, to conduct what they call a “groundbreaking” survey. Chase and Parsons then selected and interviewed 45 unnamed “transportation experts.”

It should come as no surprise that these anonymous experts generally shared the exact transportation priority agenda that Chase and Parsons have less anonymously been promoting: a new circumferential freeway that will do nothing to solve the real mobility problems in the area.

[Continue reading David Alpert’s post at Greater Greater Washington.]

David Alpert is founder and editor of Greater Greater Washington. The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

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