New highway will destroy more than it will benefit

2013-10-03T00:00:00Z New highway will destroy more than it will benefit nwitimes.com
October 03, 2013 12:00 am

The editorial board continues to refer to the Illiana as an expressway when it will be a toll road.

Taxpayers will buy the land, private investors will build it, and using incorrect traffic projections to write the P3 agreement that exaggerates usage will result in revenue shortfalls. The revenue shortfalls will result in taxpayers funding the private investors to make up the difference.

They are like ostriches hiding their heads in the sand, avoiding all negative impacts to Indiana and the taxpayers.

Even the members of the Illiana Study Group admit there will be no benefit to Indiana or anything along the corridor. Growth will be the same without it.

It will destroy more than it will benefit.

- Patricia Mussman, Lowell

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