NC Senate budget takes axe to 2 toll Projects
The Associated Press
RALEIGH, N.C. — The Senate version of North Carolina’s state budget would scrap two proposed toll road projects.
The plan also would restrict state work on Charlotte’s light rail system.
The measure unveiled Tuesday would eliminate recurring money for the proposed Garden Parkway project from Gaston County over the Catawba River to the Charlotte airport. It also would end funds for the Mid-Currituck Bridge connecting the northern Outer Banks to mainland Currituck County.
The measure also would prevent the Department of Transportation from entering into construction, design or planning contracts for two new Charlotte rail lines if the contracts require state funds now or later.
Public transportation grants also would be cut by nearly $27 million next year.
My take on it:
Thank God for the GOP! The ending of these PORK BARREL projects promoted by powerful Senator’s ARE COOKED. The NCTA should be gone as well. We are tired of the misrepresentations of studies to get bloated projects pushed forward! NO MORE!!
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