Mandating the Construction of a Pedestrian Overpass

H.4417 would direct the state Department of Transportation to build a pedestrian overpass in Charleston. This is wasteful meddling in DOT affairs. Legislators already effectively control DOT leadership through the nomination and election process, but if H.4417 is any guide, this is still considered an insufficient level of control. This bill also demonstrates how insufficient the DOT “reforms” enacted in Act 114 are. What point is there in having project priority criteria if legislators can override these criteria at any time?

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