Opposition to the Trinity Toll Road hasn't quite reached the torrential flood that will be needed to sweep it into oblivion, but there's at least a decent-sized stream that's been growing, drop by drop as former supporters realize it's a terrible idea.
This morning, the Texas Public Interest Research Group adds another drop with the release of its report, "Highway Boondoggles: Wasted Money and America's Transportation Future." The Trinity Parkway, according to the group, is one of the 11 stupidest highway projects in the U.S.
The specific arguments against the project -- that it will irreparably mar the planned riverside park, that it will hamstring a resurgent Downtown that is already ringed by freeways, that it won't really relieve congestion, etc. -- are well-established by now.More »