I don’t know how many times or ways we have to say this: Tidewater’s traffic problems aren't caused by lack of funding or lack of new taxes. They are caused by human incompetency.
Every single problem - and recent ones were massive - were caused by ineptness of Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), its shiftless, untrained, unsupervised, disloyal management and employees.
VDOT out and out LIED about the most recent problem Wednesday night during which an abnormal rainfall caused closure of the Downtown Tunnel? First blaming it on debris washed down by the heavy rains, but later admitting one of the pump to keep it clear wasn't even hooked up. No amount of new taxes or funding would have done anything to have changed that outcome. Read the rest of this entry »