Thursday, October 19, 2017

Condition of roads in America...

If you have a chance, be sure to pick up November's copy of "Harpers Magazine". Dale Maharidge's "A Bumpy Ride" is a thorough discussion about the poor condition of America's roads. Featured in the article is Leon Slater and his interview with Dale concerning Brickyard Road and Holton Township road conditions. Leon Slater a long-time advocate of improving roads, took Dale on an afternoon's ride to introduce him to our township (Dale is a Professor of Journalism from Columbia University in NYC) and show him first-hand the degradation of our roads. According to Dale, "Roads symbolize one of the fundamental contracts between a government and its citizens. They are among the most direct and regular relationships the people have with the state. If the roads are failing, it means government is failing."
It is definitely worth the time to read.

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