Greater City Providence

Federal transportation system revealed to be giant Madoffian Ponzi Scheme

Interstate 5

Photo by MumbleyJoe on Flickr

Today, in a rather tongue in cheek, April-Fools-y-ish, but actually rather spot on post, Project for Public Spaces reveals that the US Transportation System is a giant Ponzi Scheme.

My favorite quote is actually from one of the photo captions:

The transportation investments, meant to help get people to places they want to be, have created places where no one wants to be.

I’m reminded of my favorite Obama quote from back in February:

The days where we’re just building sprawl forever, those days are over.

Read the full PPS post here.

Jef Nickerson

Jef is Greater City Providence's co-founder, editor, and publisher. He grew up on Cape Cod and lived in Boston; Portland, Maine; and New York before settling in Providence. In addition to urbanism, Jef is interested in art, design, and ice cream. Please feel free to contact Jef if you have any question or comments about Greater City Providence.

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