Major Moves is a major subject for bloggers.
Doug at Masson's Blog takes on the Indy Star's editorial writers.
The Indy Star an editorial that purports to provide answers on various toll road questions. There is actually some rather good information in there. But, I’m a blogger and not generally inclined to focus on the positive. So, I won’t. I thought this non-answer was pretty bad, particularly given that they were asking themselves the questions.
Isn’t the deal moving too fast?
Leasing the Toll Road is a logical extension of the role the private sector already plays in design and construction of public roads.
Just 10 percent of new road design is handled by INDOT, according to Sharp. State governments can’t offer large enough salaries to keep the necessary expertise in-house; so private firms handle most of the work. All the road construction itself is handled by outside companies. INDOT acts as the project manager and financier.
This response does not at all address the question of whether the process is moving too quickly.
Taking Down Words has a series of posts about the Toll Road lease plan. One points to a humorous column in a South Bend paper and another asks if it is just about the money flowing to those with connections.