That's the council member's assessment, at least, in the wake of yesterday's news that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has rated "unacceptable" 34 of 170 areas in the Trinity River levees
. An excerpt from the piece she just posted to her Web site
The fact is, this toll road project is dead. There's no funding for it.
Despite the Mayor's assurances during the Trinity referendum to the
contrary, the NTTA just admitted that the toll road is facing a billion
dollar funding shortfall. If the Corps is allowed to do their job
without political manipulation, the toll road will likely face even
more delays as a result of their new safety review. If we continue on
this course, if we ignore the obvious warning signs and stubbornly plow
ahead, the safety needs of our levees will continue to languish and be
held hostage by this white elephant of a toll road for years to come.
The dirt will not fly. The Mayor's 2013 deadline for toll road
completion will come and go, the toll road cost will double again, and
the funding gap will increase exponentially.