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Bill Paxton, WSDOT Spokesperson?

August 4th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Apparently the Seattle Times ran across my post from 2008 where I talk about our “What Me Worry?” Legislators who refuse to believe that just because we voted down two funding packages (state and regional) for a new gold-plated 520 bridge, we can somehow wish the funding into existence anyway.  The Times reveals what many of us have been banging our spoon on the high chair for years about — that we can only raise (borrow) 2.6 of the 4.6 billion dollars needed. Er… ah. I mean the 4.6 billion PROJECTED/pre-overrun dollars needed.

To add insult to injury, the fallback “plan” to toll I-90 seems to be DOA. The Feds very likely won’t go for it.

Then inexplicably, actor Bill Paxton steps up and responds with what has to be the DOTs position at this stage. At the end, I believe you can hear one of the DOT graphic designers implying that more slides or renderings may help move things forward. Weird.


2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Steve Roth // Aug 4, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    I think they could have ended that article halfway through the first sentence:

    “It’s becoming apparent that a new Highway 520 floating bridge won’t solve traffic jams.”

    Though the could have edited out “becoming.”

  • 2 Steve Broback // Aug 4, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Right on. OR “without a building moratorium, it’s becoming apparent that a new Highway 520 floating bridge largely/only benefits developers…”

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